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Listener Choice Awards

The Minster FM Listener Choice Awards 2017

After a hugely successful first year, Minster FM’s Listener Choice Awards is back for 2017

In October 2017 Minster FM will honour the very best businesses in York and North Yorkshire at an awards ceremony where all the winners are chosen by our listeners.  

The awards are like no other, they recognise businesses that make a difference to every day life to real people living and working in North Yorkshire.

Entry is free, all that's required is that you fill in our entry form below before 23:59 on Friday August 11th.  On Monday 14th August we'll publish all of the entries on our website and open the voting to our listeners, it will then be up to you to ask your fans and customers to vote for you.  The first round of voting runs until Friday 15th of September, on Monday 18th of September a shortlist of finalists in each category will then be published. 

To enter scroll down the page, and good luck!

This Year's Categories 

Best Takeaway 

From pizza to fish and chips, if you run a takeaway this is the category for you.

Best Café or Restaurant

Whether you're a fine dining restaurant or a cafe serving everything from breakfast fry ups to coffee and cake you'll be at home in this category.

Best Pub/Bar

This category recognises licensed establishments whether large or small.

Best Place to Stay

If you run a guest house, B&B, hotel, glamping site, camp site or anywhere else where people can chose to spend the night nominate yourself in this category.

Best High Street Shop

Open to businesses of all size on North Yorkshire's high streets.

Best Convenience Retailer

For those businesses who are open for our every need at whatever time of day.  This is the category for corner shops, garage forecourts, newsagents etc.

Best Attraction or Day Out

Open to events and visitor attractions.

Best Tradesperson

From mechanics to decorators and everything in between, if you're a tradeperson this is for you.

Best Garden Centre

A new category for 2017 recognising those who appeal to people with green fingers

Best Gym or Well Being Centre

Another new category for 2017, open to all businesses catering to human well being.

Best Specialist Retailer

If you specialise in something and can't find a dedicated category, then this is probably the category for you.  

Inspirational Business Award

A new category looking for businesses who have achieved something extraordinary.  This could be a business that has already won awards or created a new business sector or perhaps improved the area we live in.

Rural Diversification Award

Many rural businesses have moved away from their farm roots, from wedding barns to adventure play parks, if your business has grown up in a rural setting then this could be the category for you.

There When You Need Them Award

Some businesses are there for us in our times of need, this is the category for them.


Highlights from Last Year's Listener Choice Awards

Have a look at some of the highlights from last year's awards which was held at York Theatre Royal.



Enter This Year's Awards


: : Business Name: Business Address: Category Entered: Name of Person Nominating: Email: Contact Phone Number: Business Website URL: Business Facebook URL: Business Twitter ID: Describe Your Business: Why Should You Win?: Logo/Image: I would like to receive information and offers from sponsors of the awards and consent for my details to be shared with them.:
You must be a representative of the company you are nominating.
Max 200 Words. This will be published on our website when voting opens.
Max 200 Words. This will be published on our website when voting opens.
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 Terms & Conditions

  • We reserve the right to move entries to another category if we deem it to be more appropriate.
  • Entries must be from businesses within the Minster FM transmission area.
  • Entries must be received by 23:59 on Friday 11th August 2017.
  • The Content Director's decision is final.