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TheSprout Awards: Winners

Posted by Sam Sprout (Editor) from Cardiff - Published on 31/03/2010 at 11:08
8 comments » - Tagged as Art, Creative Writing, Culture, Technology, Topical

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Last night history was made. The 1st ever theSprout Awards ceremony were held and what a riot they were too. Dan & Clint brought the house down with fun times and Inconsiderate Parking then shook its foundations with some serious tunage.

Hey, were you there? If so, why don’t you jot down some thoughts on the night, submit a review or comment below. Radio Cardiff were there and some of the winners from the night will be live on-air on Saturday morning 10am-11am.

So keep checking back here for a proper review of the night, but for now have a peek at some of the ooooh 26,742 photos that Daria took on the night on our Flickr stream

But before I go, here’s the list of winners...

Best Sprouter  dirty

Best Arts ArticleHappy 40th Bridge Over Troubled Water!

Best Local/Info Article - Joint Winners: Shopping Warfare & Degree Or Not Degree?

Most Inspiring Article - Joint Winners: Feeling Thinspired? & Rouge For Rabbits

Best Creative Writer  Sambow

Best Sports ArticleCardiff City's Financial Woes

Best Newcomer  Richard Padley

Photography Award Ed Townsend

Massive congratulations to the winners and big ol' thank you to everyone who took part, who voted or showed up on the night. You guys make theSprout. 


UPDATE 2 - REVENGE OF THE UPDATE: The short-listing has finished and is up here as is the info on how to vote. 

We are also very pleased to announce that Dan & Clint, the comedy dons behind Panel 9 From Outer Space, are hosting the ceremony, so even if you didn't get nominated for an award it's definitely worth popping along, and if you did get nominated but don't win then you can laugh through the tears.


UPDATE: For those panicking about get their work finished for Friday, calm down dear, the deadline for entries has been extended to Sunday (21st). 

And if the glory of winning a prestigious theSprout Award isn't enough, how about a £50 St. David's voucher? Step to it!   


We are well into the swing of Awards Season - The Oscars, The Brits, The New Zealand Cuisine Champions Of Cheese Awards.

But they are mere aperitifs for the main course, due to be served on Tuesday March 30th.

I am of course talking about the first ever theSprout Awards.

“What the blazes is all that about?” I hear you cry. Well, we thought you deserved some recognition for all your hard work over the past couple of months and more importantly some prizes. It has absolutely nothing to do with the money we had left over in the pot after the Xmas Jam. Nothing.

So treat this rambling article as a call for entries. There are the nine categories, in no particular order, with a little explanation in brackets where needs be.

Best theSprouter (Overall best writer)

Best Arts Article (Reviews, Previews, Fashion, Festivals, Music, Stage, Movies and err Art and stuff)

Best Local Piece (Topical, Local History, Volunteering, People, you know local stuff)

Best Sports Article

Most Inspiring Article

Best Creative Writer (Poems, Short Stories etc.)

Best Newcomer (Joined since January 1st 2010)

Best Photographer (upload pictures to our Flickr group)

Best Filmmaker (upload videos to our YouTube channel)

You can submit a new article or nominate an old one, but new ones will be looked on more kindly so get your pens/fingers/lens out and start scribbling/typing/shooting.

Everything submitted to the site from now will be considered for an award. If you want a previous article nominated, email the link or URL (e.g. http://www.thesprout.co.uk/en/news/review-beach-house/01483.html) to sam@thesprout.co.uk.

You have until Friday March 19th to submit your pieces. We’ll then shortlist stuff and the public voting will begin on this site the following week. Yep you get the final say about who wins what. That’s democracy right there, it’s your theSprout after all.

The Bare Bones

Where Y Fuwch Goch, opposite Clwb Ifor Bach, Womanby Street

When 6pm - 8pm Tuesday March 30th

What Awards, Prizes, Goodie Bags, Some Food, Some Hosts and Inconsiderate Parking closing proceedings

Why Because we want to

How That remains to be seen


Opening date for submissions Now
Closing date for submissions Friday 19th
Voting starts Tuesday 23rd-ish
Awards Ceremony Tuesday 30th

P.S. If anyone submits something copy and pasted from Wikipedia, I will find you and pelt you with sprouts.

8 CommentsPost a comment

Sam Sprout (Editor)

Sam Sprout (Editor)

Commented 75 months ago - 4th March 2010 - 16:46pm

Each article will be judged by its on merits when short-listed before the public vote.

Sam Sprout (Editor)

Sam Sprout (Editor)

Commented 75 months ago - 4th March 2010 - 17:14pm

No to enter anything published before March 1st, email me the URL (sam@thesprout.co.uk)

Tom W

Commented 75 months ago - 4th March 2010 - 18:43pm

Sounds awesome!! will spread the word. word.



Commented 75 months ago - 11th March 2010 - 18:02pm

Nice venue too. Plus Inconsiderate parking are awesome!

Dan (Sub-Editor)

Dan (Sub-Editor)

Commented 74 months ago - 25th March 2010 - 12:16pm


That is all. :)



Commented 74 months ago - 29th March 2010 - 15:18pm

Are under-18s welcome? Cos it's a shame if we're not D:

Sam Sprout (Editor)

Sam Sprout (Editor)

Commented 74 months ago - 29th March 2010 - 15:33pm

Of course under 18s are welcome, it being theSprout and all!



Commented 74 months ago - 29th March 2010 - 15:38pm

Juuuuuust checking :D

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