‘The Mills & Boon Romantics’; Introducing the Judging Panel
Successful business woman Jacqueline Gold and renowned relationships and sex expert Tracey Cox join the panel of Romance experts for the brand new Mills & Boon awards recognising and celebrating all things romantic
London, 2015: The judging panel for the inaugural Mills & Boon Romantics awards is officially announced today. The Romantics, taking place on April 29th, is the very first awards to recognise and honour the businesses, services, people and moments that make us all go weak at the knees!
The judging panel comprises of ten professionals who are each experienced and relevant to the various award categories: Tracey Cox, international expert in relationships, sex and body language; Sharon Kendrick, bestselling author for Mills & Boon; Eva Woods, debut Mills & Boon author; Daisy Amodio, Founder of The Proposers; Chelsea Blacker at WeLoveDates.com; Zoe Burke, Assistant Editor at Hitched.co.uk; James Lord Director of Weddings at Quintessentially and Joanne Grant, Senior Executive Editor at Mills & Boon.
In addition, Jacqueline Gold chief executive of Ann Summers and Knickerbox is on the panel as sole judge for the Most Romantic Entrepreneur Award plus sponsor of the Most Romantic Hero/Heroine Award is reveal.co.uk with editor Lara Martin also on board as a judge.
Joanna Kite, Marketing Manager at Mills & Boon says: “We have a wonderful panel of judges bringing experience from all areas of romance. They are as passionate as we are in creating the ultimate directory of romantic things to do in the UK.”
Nominations for the 2015 Awards are now open for entry (until March 22nd) and will be whittled down to a longlist of 10 by the romance experts at Mills & Boon. Once the longlist is in place it is then the public’s chance to vote for their favourite – voting ends April 20th! Following the public vote on April 22nd the top three for each category are put before the judges before one lucky winner from each category is decided.
The winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony on April 29th.
The 12 award categories range from “The Most Romantic Wedding Venue” to “The Most Romantic UK Destination” and there is also an award for “Most Romantic Hero or Heroine” in which the public will be asked to nominate a loved one who has done something incredibly special and romantic for them or someone else over the past year.
1. Most Romantic Restaurant or Bar
2. Most Romantic UK Destination
3. Most Romantic Wedding Venue
4. Most Romantic UK Venue
5. Most Romantic Hero / Heroine
6. Most Romantic UK Experience / Activity
7. Most Romantic Gift
8. Most Romantic View
9. Blogger’s Award
10. Romantic Entrepreneur Award
11. Most Romantic Classics
12. Mills & Boon Author’s Award
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