Sunday, 9 December 2012

Award update and a little something else...

I just wanted to give you all an update on the awards because so many of you are asking me if we heard anything yet?

The answer is not yet! The Awards are actually taking place nationally across lots of different regions, with each region choosing 3 winners.
There is then a further additional stage where 3 of those businesses will be selected to go head to head in a national competition, with the winner receiving a £10,000 prizefund and a years mentorship from Deborah Meaden of Dragons Den fame!  So we actually think the announcement will be on a specific date and all the regions will announce their winners at the same time. I'm sure it won't be too long though, they only gave us a week's notice to pitch as it was, so we will keep you posted!

Anyway, as you were all great enough to help us with our winning words (if you have no idea what the heck i'm talking about see the post below!).  As part of my pitch I chose 4 words which I believed represented what Polkadoodles is all about, and then asked you guys on Facebook and Twitter to tell me what words you would pick so I could see if we matched up.

The winning words were....

Inspiration
Creative
Dynamic
Original

We think Polkadoodles is ALL these things - and apparently you do too!
I made little flags with the words on, stuck them into chocolate muffins and placed one of each into an exploding box for each of the 4 judges...they loved it! (and stuffed their faces haha!).

SO....I promised everyone who helped with the words a little prize of their own for helping me and I'm a few days late but here it is. I decided that as everyone had helped you all deserve a little treat, so below is a free download I've designed specially for this task - and a big thanks to all of YOU for helping us and supporting us every step of this very fabulous Polkadoodles journey! Enjoy your download! xx
(just right click on the image and save it to your PC, it's a PNG file)