A judging panel consisting of experts in music, broadcasting and journalism, representing all the genres covered by the Global Awards, has selected nominees in 16 categories of awards. The artists/groups that are nominated have been played at least once in full on any Global radio station from 12 December 2016 to 11 December 2017 (inclusive).

There are five categories of awards that will be decided purely on public vote. In these categories, the judging panel has selected a long list of 15 nominees for phase one of the voting. The top five artists/groups in each category, as voted for in phase one, will make it through to phase two of the voting.

Nominees for a sixth award, the award for Best News Moment, Interview or Debate, will be collated from the public’s suggestions in phase one of the voting. The winner in this category will be chosen by the judging panel from all the nominations.

Winners in the remaining categories will be chosen by the judging panel with due care, consideration and weight to a variety of factors.

Global reserves the right to substitute an alternative selection or voting method in its absolute discretion.


You can vote in the Global Awards by accessing a link at and clicking the box beside the nominee(s) you wish to vote for.

Phase one voting will open at 00.01 on 20th December 2017 and close at 23.59 on 4th February 2018.

Phase two voting will open at 00.01 on 7th February 2018 and close at 23.59 on 22nd February 2018.

You can vote a maximum of 5 times from the same email address in each phase. You will also be able to make your nomination for Best News Moment, Interview or Debate in phase one. This is not a competition and there will be no prize.

In the event of a tie in the number of votes cast for any individual in any category, the winner will be selected by the judging panel.

If the outcome of a vote cannot be reasonably determined because of a technical failure beyond Global’s reasonable control, or because attempts have been made to manipulate the vote, Global may, in its reasonable discretion, decide either to proceed with, postpone or cancel the vote. If the vote is cancelled, winners will be selected by the judging panel.

Global reserves the right to remove or disqualify any artist, group or other nominated individual from the vote and/or from the awards, in its reasonable discretion.

Results will be announced on 1st March 2018 at the Global Awards event.


In order to participate in voting for the Global Awards, you must vote using a valid email address.

Global reserves the right, in its reasonable discretion, to discount any votes that appear to have been made in any of the following ways:

  • Fraudulently, dishonestly or deceitfully
  • Automated and/or machine assisted voting
  • Bulk voting (including multiple votes from the same IP address or device)
  • Voting as part of a syndicate or agency
  • Using software or scripts that can mask identities
  • Creating multiple email addresses
  • Manipulating IP addresses


Global will only use your personal data for the purposes of the Global Awards, as set out in these terms and conditions, and at all times in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. For more information about the way in which Global uses personal data, please see Global’s privacy policy at


Global reserves the right, in its reasonable discretion, to change, cancel, suspend, delay and/or recommence voting and/or the awards at any time with immediate effect by on-air or online announcement without any liability to voters or artists/groups.


Global excludes all liability whatsoever for any costs, expenses, losses, damages, liabilities, injury or disappointment including any loss of profit, business, contracts, revenues or anticipated savings and whether direct, indirect, special or consequential suffered by you and/or any artists/groups or other individuals howsoever arising.

Global excludes all liability whatsoever for any technical failure or any other problem with any on-line system, server or otherwise which may result in any vote being lost or not properly registered or recorded.

Global shall not be liable to perform any of its obligations in relation to the Global Awards where it is unable to do so as a result of unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond its reasonable control.


These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and the parties to any dispute shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.