Now in their tenth year, The Muddy Stilettos Awards are back with a bang! 2,565 Finalists
have been announced in this year’s Finals line up as the very best of independent lifestyle
businesses across 28 Muddy Counties, including 135 businesses in Cornwall, chosen by their
customers and Muddy readers.

Already 765,000 readers have got involved and from the first round of Awards nominations in
Cornwall across 27 lifestyle categories but only the top five with the most nominations in each
category have made it into The Finals.

Two Bude businesses have made it into the Finals – one is Bellini’s Deli Kitchen (Best Farmshop Deli category) and Ash Powell (Best Wedding Photographer category) so why not show these local businesses some love and vote for them?


Running to 4 June 2023, all previous votes have been wiped clean from the Nomination round
and the second round of voting has begun, inviting customers, friends and family onto our
website to vote in The Finals for their favourite brilliant business, including two new category
additions of Best Beauty Salon/Clinic and Best Wedding Photographer, plus back by popular
demand, the award for Best New Lifestyle Business Start-up, for those plucky entrepreneurs who
set up in the past year.

From Ash Powell wedding photography FB page

Muddy Stilettos is the biggest luxury lifestyle site outside London, reaching 1.2 million women
every month across 28 counties to make the most of where they live, with inside info on the most
exciting, unique and wonderful things to do locally. The Muddy Awards are FREE TO ENTER, and
are the UK’s most prestigious lifestyle business awards, providing well deserved publicity and
kudos for winners in each and every county.

Customers can vote for brilliant Cornish businesses here with the regional winners announced on 13 June 2023.

This year, businesses are able to track their votes by clicking onto the LIVE UPDATES page to see undulating Voting Cocktails which will show the up-to-date % of votes achieved (refreshed every 60 seconds) by each finalist in every category.

Every Regional winner will automatically go forward to the ‘Winner of Winners’ National Muddy
Awards. So not only do businesses in Cornwall have the chance to win a coveted Regional crown, but they are also in with a chance of being selected as the ‘Best of the Best’ – the overall Muddy
National Winner in your category.

The Regional Finals close 23:59hr, Sunday 4 June, and those wanting to show their support for
local businesses can vote for their favourites to win a Muddy Award in Cornwall can pick from the categories below, and view the full categories criteria.


Best Art Gallery
Best Bar
Best Beauty Salon/Clinic
Best Bookshop
Best Boutique Stay
Best Bridal Store
Best Café
Best Children’s Business
Best Day Spa
Best Destination Pub
Best Family Attraction
Best Farmshop/Deli
Best Fitness Instructor
Best Florist
Best Hair Salon
Best Hotel/Inn
Best Jeweller
Best Lifestyle Store
Best Local Food/Drink Producer
Best New Lifestyle Start-up
Best Restaurant
Best Sustainable Lifestyle Business
Best Theatre/Arts Venue
Best Wedding Photographer
Best Wedding Venue
Best Women’s Fashion
Best Yoga/Pilates Studio

Award Finals close 04 June 2023

If you’re ‘In Love With Local’ as much as we are, please get behind our prestigious Awards – still
FREE to enter from start to finish and judged by our readers – and help our local businesses in