It’s taken a lot of work and late nights to get the NFAs into the position they today. What started out as an online experiment has turned into one of the most talked about ongoing industry events this year. All thanks to support from most areas of the industry.
These past few weeks have been an immensely proud time both for the whole NFA team and myself. We have all worked very hard, and continue to work hard, to make sure the whole experience with the NFAs is as simple and fun as possible. We don’t always get everything right, but we always work to improve anything we can. So to see so many of the finalists showing off their finalists logos all over their social media accounts, websites etc is a fantastic feeling for all of us. We have even had some tell us privately that they are adding the logos to their regular newsletters and literature.
Some of the numbers we’re getting are incredibly impressive. At the time of me writing this, we have passed the 900 registered users mark. These 900+ people have all either nominated, voted or done both. Can any other industry awards claim to have such a massive level of engagement? It is also worth saying that the figure of 900 continues to rise on a daily basis. I expect that number to top the magical 1000 mark before too long.
I am also proud to say that the number of votes cast in this phase have already surpassed the total number of votes cast in the whole voting phase in 2013! We’re not sure what the final number will be yet, but we can sure that it will be impressive. Every single vote counts therefore and if you haven’t yet taken part, this is your chance to do so.
I don’t want to ramble on too much, so I think I’ll call it a day right here. I want to say a massive thanks to all those who have taken part in some way, thanks to the sponsors which help make this happen, thanks to all the magazines that have decided to cover the NFAs this year and a big thanks to the NFA team that continues to help build this revolution in how we reward the best in our industry.
To all the finalists, good luck!