Hoop's response to coronavirus

In light of the current COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve made the tough decision to postpone the 2020 Hoop Awards until both organisers and families are able to benefit from this special celebration.

The Hoop Awards recognise and celebrate the family activity organisers that go above and beyond to entertain, educate and inspire children nationwide. All votes already received will still count, and we hope to reopen voting for an extra week in the future.

We can’t commit to a new date at this stage, but we’ll continue to monitor the situation and we will aim to get the awards back on track as soon as possible – keep an eye on our social media and emails for details.

Information for Organisers

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the Hoop Awards be back?

At this stage, we’re unable to commit to a new date, but we’ll continue to monitor things and keep you in the loop.

When will the winners be announced?

We’ve made the tough decision to postpone the Hoop Awards in light of the current outbreak of COVID-19. We can’t commit to a new date at this stage, but we’ll continue to monitor things and we’ll keep you in the loop. We hope to reopen voting for an additional week at some stage as we know it’s been a difficult time to ask for families to vote, and after this we will announce the winners.

Why have the awards been postponed?

The awards aim to recognise and celebrate the family activity organisers who go above and beyond to entertain, educate and inspire children nationwide. A big benefit that the winners and runners-up receive is extra promotion, but with fewer families currently using the app, we feel that now is not the right time for this.

Will votes I’ve already received still count?

All votes already received will still be counted, and we’ll also look to reopen voting for an extra week at some stage - we appreciate it’s been a difficult time to ask families to vote for you.

I’m shortlisted - what does this mean?

Congrats - you’re one of Britain’s most-loved family activity organisers!

Families can vote for you by clicking on your nominee badge which will direct them to your area or through the city page whereby they select a City to vote in. The winner is the organisation with the most overall votes.

Encourage families to vote for you using our ‘vote for us’ buttons & banners for your website (you can find them here), and spreading the word on your social media channels.

How were the shortlists selected for the Hoop Awards?

Shortlists are based on interaction with your listings on Hoop. We use data about how many families have interacted with your listing to shortlist up to 8 organisers per category. For full eligibility criteria click here.

Interaction with your listings includes:

  • Activity Views
  • Activity Saves & Shares
  • Activity Ratings

Can I win if I’m not shortlisted?

You don’t need to be shortlisted to win. There’ll be an option for families to nominate an ‘other’ activity organiser in each category. The winner will be the organisation with the most votes.

How can I encourage people to vote for me?

Families can vote for you by clicking on your nominee badge which will direct them to your area or through the city page whereby they select an area to vote in. The winner is the organisation with the most overall votes.

Encourage families to vote for you using our ‘vote for us’ buttons & banners for your website (you can find them here), and spreading the word in your emails, at your activities, and on your social media channels using #hoopawards. Download artwork to share on your social media here.

Where can I get my ‘Shortlisted’ or ‘Vote for Us’ badges & banners or social media artwork?

Celebrate with badges & banners to display on your website and images to share on social media. You can get them here.

Why aren’t the awards in my area?

The Hoop Awards are currently available in 24 areas. This covers over half the UK’s population! We’d love to bring the awards to more areas in future, but for now, we've had to limit it to the most popular areas on Hoop.

Still have questions?

Get in touch on awards@hoop.co.uk

2019 Hoop Awards Finalists

Check out last year's winners!

View Finalists

Got questions? We’re happy to answer any further questions you may have. Contact awards@hoop.co.uk.

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