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How To Get Involved



The Muddy Stilettos Awards are renowned for their quality – we celebrate the most exciting independent businesses in Northamptonshire, Leics & Rutland, so to win a Muddy Award is a real mark of distinction.

If you get nominated (nice work), feel free to shout about it! The top five businesses with the most nominations in each category will make it to the Regional Finals.

The Muddy Awards offer a great marketing opportunity to raise your profile and promote your business to existing and new customers.

We’ve prepared some assets to help you get involved.

Sample asset found on the Assets page

1. Head to the Assets tab to find downloadable assets for social media (social square and social story), as well as a printable PDF poster. (A password will have been emailed directly to you).
2. Select your county and category and simply download your files.
3. You can choose our in-house assets or create your own social assets with our Muddy Awards 2024 logo.
4. Don’t forget to tag @muddy.northants.leics.rutland in your posts and use our hashtags #MuddyAwards2024 and #InLoveWithLocal.

We run the Muddy Awards from a place of warmth and love for all things indie! They are run for FREE from start to finish to support the local business community, and we want the experience to be fun and positive for everyone. As much as businesses want to win, please remain kind and considerate both to our hard-working staff and your fellow businesses.

Someone has to win, why not you?! The winning business across each category will be invited to a celebratory regional Winner’s Drinks Event. Every Regional Winner will also be automatically put forward for the National Finals, where the Muddy Stilettos Editors will crown the ‘Best of the Best’ in each category as a National Winner- a huge accolade to those winning the ultimate prize.

For more information on the Muddy Awards, and for the most commonly asked questions, head to our FAQs page. 


Tide Business Banking

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO ENTER! We’re thrilled to be partnering with Tide, one of the leading business financial platforms, which offers all SMEs business banking needs in one place and whose ambition is to help companies go from start-up to success. All businesses registered at Companies House are eligible to enter the Tide/Muddy Stilettos prize draw to win a lump sum of £5,000 CASH to spend on your company.

Simply sign up to a FREE Tide account here (it takes just a few minutes!) using the referral code MUDDYAWARDS to be in with a chance to win.

Terms & Conditions apply.