THANK YOU all for voting and participating in the first ever OBX Entertainment Awards! A total of more than 150,000 votes were submitted since June by our readers for over 100 local nominees in eight different categories, and OBX Entertainment congratulates and thanks ALL of this year’s nominees for their talents and support.
Winners will be announced later this fall and should expect to be contacted by OBX Entertainment in the coming weeks to receive their complimentary award plaque. The complete list of 2012 winners will also be featured on our OBXE Awards 2012 Winners page at OBXentertainment.com.
All write-in “Other” votes submitted this summer will be added to the total number of votes submitted for each nominee as of September 30, 2012, when voting was officially closed in all categories to determine the winners.
Regarding the closing of voting early in the “Local Band of the Year” category, it was our decision to not resume voting in this category once possible poll tampering/hacking became evident. As a result, the top two nominees with the leading number of votes in this category at the last time prior to any evidence of wrongdoing will ultimately both be recognized among this year’s winners.