When is the last day I can vote?
Q. How can I vote?
Q. How many times can I vote?
Q. Do I have to vote in all of the categories?
Q. Can I change my mind and change my votes?
Q. Do you have any running totals of current
Q. Why do I have to fill in my personal details?
Q. I'm not sure what brand a particular firework
I want to vote for is, can I still vote?
Q. How do I know my vote was accepted?
Q. How are the votes counted and checked?
Q. Do UKFR members or advertisers get special
Q. I am not willing to give you my personal
details, can I still vote?
Q. I am not willing to give you my e-mail
address, can I still vote?
Q. I am having technical difficulties voting,
what can I do?
When is the last day I can vote?
A. See this page for the key dates.
You can vote for as long as the voting form allows you to.
How can I vote?
A. We only accept votes using our official on-line voting
form. We do not accept votes by e-mail, post, telephone or
any other means.
How many times can I vote?
A. ONLY ONE confirmed submission of the voting form is allowed
per person, per awards.
Do I have to vote in all of the categories?
A. No, you can vote for as many or as few as you like. So
make sure you have decided on all the categories you wish
to vote in, before you fill it in. You will not get a second
Can I change my mind and change my votes?
A. After submitting the voting form, you will have a short
time in which to check your votes, and if you wish to change
your mind you may cancel your votes within this time, and
vote again. This is the only circumstance in which we will
allow further submissions of the voting form. However, once
you have confirmed your votes, you cannot then change your
mind. Once your vote is confirmed, please do not submit further
votes or this will disqualify all of your votes including
the original ones. See the voting
guide for more details.
Do you have any running totals of current votes?
A. No, in order not to bias voting, we do not issue lists
of the top votes so far.
Why do I have to fill in my personal details?
A. We do not allow anonymous voting. Your details are ONLY
used to identify and verify the integrity of your vote. See
I'm not sure what brand a particular firework I want to vote
for is, can I still vote?
A. Please find out the relevant information before you vote.
Many brands have similar sounding fireworks. In view of this,
in the case of any ambiguity with your vote, it will be disallowed.
How do I know my vote was accepted?
A. You will receive an e-mail confirming your votes with instructions
on how to either validate your votes and make them final,
or cancel them. Once you have confirmed your votes you will
receive a further confirmation e-mail. If you received confirmation
e-mails after submitting and then confirming your vote, then
barring any technical problems, your vote will have been received
How are the votes counted and checked?
A. For reasons which should be obvious, we are not able to
go into the technical or security aspects of the voting system
or the manner in which we check votes. Rest assured, we will
take every practical and reasonable step to ensure the results
are valid and fair.
Do UKFR members or advertisers get special treatment?
A. Absolutely not. Although the UK Firework Awards is published
by the UK
Firework Review, we have gone out of our way to promote
the awards as a separate venture. Although our impartiality
should not be in question anyway (because of the content of
UKFR and the fact that we don't sell fireworks), we have taken
additional steps to reassure voters and the trade. These include
allowing votes from the UK public without having to join anything,
register, or pay anything. We also allow and encourage ALL
eligible retailers to make use of our Retailer Support services
(contact us for details), irrespective of whether they advertise
I am not willing to give you my personal details, can I still
We cannot stress enough that we only ask for your personal
details to prove your identity, to allow us to use a system
that can validate your vote, and to give us the option of
contacting you if required to check your vote is bonafide.
Existing members of UKFR will know that we already have extremely
strict privacy policies and for your peace of mind these are
in writing for you here. As such,
because our request for your personal details is genuine we
ask you to help us by filling in these details. Unfortunately,
if you are not willing to fill these in, we regret that we
are not willing to consider your vote.
I am not willing to give you my e-mail address, can I still
An e-mail address is required to validate your vote on-line
and in case we need to contact you as described in our privacy
policy. We will not contact you for any reason not connected
specifically with your vote and we never give your details
to anyone else. Sorry, but as a valid e-mail address is required,
we cannot accept votes without one. Please note that a
valid e-mail address will be required to validate your vote
after you have submitted the voting form. Non-validated votes
are not forwarded to us and are deleted after a set time.
Q. I am having technical difficulties voting, what can I do?
We have tried to make this site and the voting form as simple
as possible, however, you will need an up to date browser
current versions of popular browsers will be fine. If you
are experiencing any problems, please use Internet Explorer
V6+ We regret that we cannot offer technical support for individual
browser configurations nor accept votes by any other means.