Being nominated for an award is always a humbling experience and the Bournemouth 7s Festival team is overjoyed whenever the event is considered for any accolade. However, receiving the news that you are in contention to win a national award is a special feeling and definitely something to savour.
It is with overwhelming pride that Bournemouth 7s Festival can announce its nomination for the Best Medium-Sized Festival Award at the UK Festival Awards 2017. The awards ceremony is being held at Printworks London and is one of the most highly anticipated nights on any event organiser’s calendar.
CEO and Founder of Bournemouth 7s Festival Roger Woodall was delighted with the nomination, ‘We set out 10 years ago to create something that the local area could be genuinely proud of and it’s amazing to see our festival being nominated for local accolades.’
Woodall continued, praising the efforts of his team, ‘The team constantly look for ways to ensure the festival continues to thrive and put in such effort year after year, it is without a doubt a well deserved nomination.’
The World’s Largest Sport and Music Festival is in great company, with a plethora of unique events and recognisable names within the industry, such as We Are FSTVL and Bestival also vying for the crown of UK’s Best Medium-Sized Festival.
Being put forward for the desirable accolade builds upon an incredible few months for the Sporting Glastonbury, which saw it’s 10th Anniversary Festival being the most successful event to date. After the 2017 Festival, the Bournemouth 7s team were honoured to win The Great Time Out Award at Bournemouth’s Tourism Award.
This month has also seen Bournemouth 7s Festival being shortlisted for two awards at the annual National Outdoor Events Association (or NOEA).
The Festival has been has been nominated for the Sporting Event of the Year and the Best Practice Award, and Bournemouth 7s Events Manager, Paul Ashurst was visibly excited about the prospect of adding to the Bournemouth 7s trophy cabinet, stating ‘NOEA has a great reputation and the possibility of winning two awards from them, coupled with the awards we have recently received is testament to the team we have at B7s and the hard work each individual puts in’.
Alongside the Best Medium-Sized Festival Award, the UK Festival Awards 2017 will be crowning champions in seven other categories, including The Best Overseas Festival and Best New Festival.