Nominations for the 2014 ESMAs took place before Christmas when we received 17,131 nominations from 5,109 individuals. We then had the tremendously difficult task of selecting your 200 finalists from over 395 entrants.
The selections were based on:
A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to vote, nearly 15,000 of you. For this year's ESMAs there are two prizes up for grabs in each category. The first will be the Judges’ Choice ESMA, decided by an expert panel of the global equestrian industry’s most talented marketers and media professionals; the second is the People’s Choice ESMA, 100% decided by public vote.
Finalists create acceptance speech videos in which they can show off their creative side for the online award ceremony. The winners for the ESMAs and Equestrian Digital Awards will be announced on 24 February when videos will go live throughout the day.