New Day Awards announce virtual ceremony

The brand-new awards scheme launched to highlight community initiatives across the North East during the COVID-19 pandemic will announce the winners with a Virtual Awards Ceremony.

The New Day Awards created by Prospect 13 Managing Director Cerri McDonald, showcases more than 30 finalists across eight categories, ranging from community groups to large organisations.  All finalists have shown drive, positive attitude and exceptional efforts to support others during these challenging times.

The public has since been voting and a staggering 3000 online votes were registered throughout April.

Commenting on the response to the New Day Awards, Cerri said: “I never quite expected the awards to gain such a huge level of interest, but the North East community has truly embraced it which is wonderful. As a proud local Aberdeen quine, I’ve been touched by the initiatives out there not to mention the support and encouragement we have received for the awards. We have had an overwhelming response from the public, with our online engagement reaching way over 100,000 people and it continues to rise every day.   It would have been easy for us to quietly announce the winners, but we feel the finalists and winners deserve a proper celebration. We can’t physically be together, but we can come together virtually to celebrate the community spirit we’ve seen over the past few months.”

The virtual awards ceremony will be hosted by Cerri and supported by her husband Graeme and two daughters, Becky and Katy, on the Prospect 13 Facebook page, live on Wednesday 13th at 6pm.

Prospect 13 is Scotland’s first virtual marketing support consultancy and was established by Cerri McDonald in 2018. It supports others to better manage sales and marketing activities as well as raise profile through effective stakeholder engagement.  From Aberdeen, Cerri and her team represent clients in a range of sectors including oil and gas, education, food and drink, technology, IT, professional services, travel management and media. The company is busy throughout the UK and also supports organisations in Norway, Finland, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.

To watch the ceremony, live next week, visit the Prospect 13 Facebook page: