Fan Awards Ballot made available online

Yesterday, Singing News posted their top 10 Fan Awards ballot online. [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is broken and has been removed.]

This move could have long-lasting implications. This could lead to a higher percentage of Singing News subscribers voting, and could also lead to a higher percentage of young readers voting. It could just be my experience, but younger people seem to be more likely  to go forward with something if it involves filling out a web form rather than addressing and stamping an envelope.

Of course, long-term, Singing News could save out on a massive amount of printing and tabulation costs if they moved the poll to be web-only. This would almost certainly hurt the Fan Awards strength of more traditional groups like the Inspirations and the McKameys.

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  1. I love it!

  2. Kudos!!

  3. Just voted…easy and great! Thanks singing news…and i hope it encourages the younger voters to vote on what they like…as long as the true winners win!

  4. Thanks Daniel. I may not have known about this otherwise. It was quick and easy, and this was actually the first time I have voted.

  5. You’re welcome!

  6. By the way, if you wouldn’t mind, I would be fascinated to hear who you (as a first-time voter) selected.

  7. Hey…I doubt it would hurt the McKameys and Inspirations fans’ votes. I got an e-mail today from the McKameys stating that it was available and what categories for which they were eligible. IMO-I think the whole awards series will work a whole lot easier…

  8. Favorite Artist: Ivan Parker
    Mixed Group: Hoppers
    Male Quartet: Kingdom Heirs
    Trio: Talley Trio
    Soloist: Ivan Parker
    Male Singer: Arthur Rice
    Female Singer: Lauren Talley
    Horizon Individual: Jeremy Lile
    Horizon Group: Old Paths
    Young Artist: Nick Trammell
    Tenor: Jerry Martin
    Lead: Arthur Rice
    Baritone: Mark Trammell
    Bass: Jeff Chapman
    Soprano: Lauren Talley
    Alto: Libbi Stuffle
    Musician: Jeff Stice
    Songwriter: Ronny Hinson
    Album: Dove Bros, Never the Same