Welcome to the World Tea Awards nomination process. The Awards Dinner is a new feature to this year's World Tea Expo and will take place Friday, May 30th from 7 pm to 10 pm in the Queen Salon aboard the majestic Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. Join us for dinner, drinks, music, fun, recognition and celebration.

World Tea Awards is a ticketed event. You need not be registered for the event, only a member of the industry to submit nominations for the inaugural awards. Once the nominations are finalized, only registered delegates to the World Tea Expo will be allowed to vote on the winners.

If already registered for the Expo, you can add the Awards Dinner to your registration through the link provided in your confirmation. If not registered, be sure to add this event as capacity is limited and this will be an all-star night with the industry's top movers and shakers.

* 1. Nomination for Best Tea Publication.

This can be a trade or a consumer print publication. No blogs or commercial content marketing sites allowed, and for obvious reasons, World Tea News is not eligible for consideration.

* 2. Nomination for Best Tea Book.

Please list "book title / author name". For eligibility, the book must have been published in the past 24 months.

* 3. Nomination for Best Social Media Reach.

This is a nomination for an individual. Nominate someone who you follow on Twitter, regularly check their Facebook page/posts, are exceptionally active in LinkedIn groups and conversations, or are generally in awe where they find the time to continually post to various social media outlets.

* 4. Nomination for the Best Tea Room Website.

Please enter your nomination with the URL of the website (e.g, www.the-best-tea-website-ever.com), then a short reason why you love their website. This award is for websites for brick-and-mortar tea rooms and retailers. If there is a shopping cart, then it qualifies for the next award.

* 5. Nomination for Best Tea Retail Website.

Please enter your nomination with the URL of the website (e.g, www.the-best-tea-website-ever.com), then a short reason why you love their website. This award is for websites that have a shopping cart and allow consumers to purchase products online.

* 6. Nomination for the Best Tea Blog.

Please enter your nomination with the URL / Blog or bloggers name / then a short description of what you love about their blog.

* 7. Nomination for Best Tea Educator.

Please enter the person's name then a short reason why they deserve the award. This can be someone who gave the best seminar you have ever heard, or possibly took the time to teach you personally.

* 8. Nomination for Best Tea Room Menu.

We're looking for fun, innovation, and style-points here. We are looking specifically at the great food they serve more than the tea, but vote from your heart or your stomach. Please enter the name of the tea room / city, state / and a short narrative of the one thing that blows your hair back about their menu.

* 9. Nomination for the Best Tea Short or Commercial.

Total length must be under 5 minutes. Please respond with the direct link online, on YouTube, or Vimeo.

* 10. Nomination for the Best Tea Spirit.

Tea is much more than a plant or an infusion in hot water to most of us in the industry. It is a lifestyle. Your nomination for this award should be someone who you see embodies this lifestyle in all that they do, and why.

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