Yes it’s that time of the year again – British Trams Online Tram of the Year! This is the ninth year of the contest and I am sure you all know what it is all about but for those of who you don’t – read on! As a bit of fun at the end of the year we came up with the idea of having a contest to find the tram which had done the most exciting or special thing during the previous 12 months and so the contest was born.
Over the length of the contest ten different trams have been honoured with the accolade of Tram of the Year with last year seeing Blackpool Marton VAMBAC 11 beating off competition from Stockport 5 and Manx Electric Railway 7 to be crowned Tram of the Year. Other past winners have included another three and a half Blackpool trams, two from Leeds, one a piece from Liverpool and the Trampower vehicle and half from Nottingham Express Transit (the reason for the halves is because in 2004 the Frigate and NET 203 were joint winners).
And so we turn our attentions to the Tram of the Year 2012 and we are now inviting any nominations for this year’s contest. It is up to you what tram you nominate but please remember we are looking for a tram which has done something special during the past 12 months (take a look at our Tram of the Year pages – http://www.britishtramsonline.co.uk/tramofyear.html – for an idea of why previous trams have been nominated if you need some inspiration) and so please don’t nominate something just because it’s “your favourite tram”! Nominations will remain open until the end of Saturday 8th December and you can make your nomination in one of three ways:
- The comments section at the end of this article
- On Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/BritishTramsOnline
- By email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Once all the nominations have been received our “expert panel” will draw up a shortlist of between three and five trams and voting will then open on Sunday 9th December for approximately one month as we seek to find the British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2012!