NQC Straw Poll to open today
Singing News announced several months ago that, in addition to the official Singing News Fan Awards at Dollywood this fall, they will be conducting a straw poll among attendees at September’s National Quartet Convention. They will announce these straw poll results in the NQC/Singing News Fan Awards Nominee Showcase on Saturday, September 17th.
NQC attendees will cast votes for the straw poll winners. In addition to on-site votes cast, Singing News will be accepting straw poll votes on Facebook starting today. If you are on Facebook, you will be able to cast your vote on NQC’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/NQConline, starting Monday. (Hat tip, Collingsworth Family.) [EDIT, 6/18/12: Broken link removed.]
Over 20,000 people attend NQC, and there are over 10,000 fans on NQC’s Facebook page. The (presumable) ease of casting votes could result in an immense number of votes cast, and fans tend to care more about polls in which they have cast votes. So should this split arrangement continue for several years, it would not be hard at all to see a straw poll win counted to be at least as prestigious as an official Fan Awards win.