Longlist Terms & Conditions
A. General guidelines:
There are two ways that you can vote at the Longlist stage:
- By post on an official voting form
- Via www.nationaltvawards.com (the ‘Website’) or any other reasonable means determined by the Producer
No other voting options are allowed.
There are two stages to the voting. The first stage commences in May 2023. Viewers can vote for their favourite contenders from amongst a long list of shows and stars (the “Longlist”) in 16 categories. The second stage is the Shortlist, featuring up to 5 contenders with the most votes in each category from the Longlist. Voting for the Shortlist will commence in August 2023, and votes from both stages are added together to create the results that will be broadcast in the live show.
B. Voting times:
The Longlist vote opens at 00.01 BST on Tuesday 23rd May 2023 and closes at 23:00 BST on Friday 2nd June 2023. Votes made or received outside of these specified times will not be counted.
C. Voting restrictions:
For the Longlist stage, you may vote in as many categories as you wish, but within each category you are only allowed to vote for one contender and, if you are voting via the Website, only the one time per email address. If you exceed the limit when voting via the Website your votes will not be counted. There is no charge for voting via the Website, although internet service provider fees may apply. For the purposes of the Longlist, Website votes received from IP addresses and/or postal vote received from addresses outside of the UK, Eire the Channel Isles and Isle of Man will not be counted.
If you are voting by post only 1 vote form per person may be submitted.
The Producer of the programme (“the Producer”), The 28th National Television Awards (the “Programme”), their sub-contractors, subsidiary and/or agencies are committed to operating viewer voting fairly, and to preventing abuse of its systems. The Producer reserves the right to disqualify votes if the Producer or their agents have reasonable grounds to suspect, having regard to all circumstances and information available to them at the relevant time, that fraudulent voting has occurred, such that it is designed to excessively manipulate the outcome of the vote or otherwise.
D. Voting Details
(i) Voting by Post:
To vote by post, you must fill in an official voting form (“the Form”) which will be published via a variety of media. Completed Forms should be sent with your name and address and the correct postage paid to: NTA 2023, PO Box 704, Pinner, HA5 9PF.
Forms that do not have a complete name and/or address or are photocopied or sent without the correct postage will not be accepted.
The Producer of the Programme, their sub-contractors, subsidiary and/or agencies accepts no responsibility for any Forms which arrive at this address after the vote close time of 23:00 on Monday 2nd June 2023. Forms received after this date and time will not be counted.
(ii) Voting via the Website:
Visit www.nationaltvawards.com and follow the instructions given on the Website. You may vote for one contender only in each category and you must provide your name and your email address and pass through a reCAPTCHA security device in order to validate your vote and ensure the integrity of the voting process and the Awards.
There is no charge for voting via the Website, although internet service provider fees may apply.
E. Voting results:
The result of the vote will be based on the total of all valid votes received via all valid voting methods and by the closing date and time. Please note that votes that have been sent but not received or validated by the closing date and time will not be counted.
Up to five Longlist contenders with the highest number of votes from each of the 16 categories will go forward to be included in a shortlist of nominated contenders (the “Shortlisted Nominees”). In the event that two or more contenders receive the same number of votes, the tied contenders will all be put forward for the Shortlist stage of voting which will commence in August 2023.
The results of this, the Longlist stage, will be added to those votes received at Shortlist stage to determine the final result for each category with the results announced on the live TV Awards Programme.
In the event of a technical failure or other circumstance beyond the Producer’s reasonable control that affects the vote, or any other decision which the vote would have determined, the Producer will calculate the outcome of the vote having regard to all circumstances and information available to them at the relevant time.
Incomplete or illegible votes or those submitted by macros or other automated means together with votes which do not satisfy the requirements of these Terms & Conditions in full will be disqualified and will not be counted. If it becomes apparent that a voter is using computer(s) to circumvent this condition by, for example, the use of ‘script’, ‘brute force’, masking their identity by manipulating IP addresses, using identities other than their own or any other automated means in order to increase that individuals votes in a way that is not consistent with these Terms and Conditions, that individual’s votes will be disqualified.
The Producer and their sub-contractors do not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure, interruption or malfunction or any other problem with any telephone network or line, system, server, provider, software or otherwise which may result in any votes not being properly received, registered or recorded, or for any votes incorrectly addressed, or lost in transit or for any irregularities, industrial action, or other disruption in the postal service, and the Producer will not be held liable in any such event.
If you attempt to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this vote by hacking or by cheating or committing fraud in any way, the Producer may seek damages from you to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, the Producer may ban you from participating in any of the Producer’s future award show voting, so please play fairly.
Nothing in these guidelines restricts your statutory rights as a consumer. For more details on your statutory rights you should contact your local Trading Standards Office or Citizen's Advice Bureau.
If any provisions of these Terms & Conditions are judged to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, this will not affect or impact the continuation in full force and effect the remainder of the provisions.
These terms and conditions are governed by English Law and their interpretation and application shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
If you have a query about your vote you may register your query by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need to provide the following information:
- Your full name
- The time(s) you experienced problems
- What problems you experienced when voting
- A contact telephone number
The Producer of the Programme and the Promoter of the Programme is: Indigo Television Ltd, 76 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 5JU, United Kingdom (Registered number in England 2067726).
Updated 22 May 2023