The number of votes tells the judges how much the community believes you should win. BUT the final picks are not strictly based on the number of votes but based on a wide variety of criteria. The Award Winners are selected by sponsors, industry experts & members of the Budtender Awards team.
We have 2 different sets of Awards: “OG” Awards & “Your Choice” Awards.
In 2019, the Budtender Awards team created 9 Award categories which are referred to as the “OG” Awards. These are the awards that are awarded at the Award Show on Sept. 19th at Light Nightclub.
Each category will have 5 finalists. Finalists will be announced beginning of August. Voting will close the first week of September. Winners will be announced at the Award Show on Sept. 19th at Light Nightclub.
“Your Choice” Awards
The “Your Choice” Awards are awards that the community creates! Nominate any Budtender for the award YOU think they deserve! Get creative and make your own awards titles! VOTING IS OPEN ALL YEAR! If you created an award that wasn’t previously listed on the awards page, it may take up to 72hrs to appear on the site/your account. In the meantime, keep nominating as all those votes will still be counted!
We awarded a few of these awards during the 2019 Expo including “Where Do You Rove” sponsored by Rove, The Bloom Award sponsored by Bloom and The Princess Of Cannabis sponsored by SkinnyWeed. At the end of 2019, we awarded the Heart of Gold Award sponsored by Guild Extracts on our Instagram.
We will continue to award them throughout the year and some at the 2020 Expo. Until the 2020 Expo, we will be announcing winners on our socials as well as at smaller events. These prizes vary based on award.