Local premium tanning brand, Insanity Tan will this year sponsor the twelfth annual Ulster Tatler Awards. Joe McGlinchey (left), and Gerry McBride (right) pictured here with Pamela Ballantine, are joint Managing Directors of Insanity Tan.

TIME is running out for people across Northern Ireland to vote for their favourite celebrities and local businesses in the annual Ulster Tatler Awards.

Voting for the prestigious awards ceremony, which is now in its 12th year, closes on Sunday June 23 and the popular lifestyle magazine is urging people not to leave it too late to vote for the local people and companies that have excelled in the last year.

There are 16 award categories in total, 14 of which people can vote for in the build up to the ceremony, to celebrate the best that Northern Ireland has to offer in hospitality, beauty and business – as well as awards in the areas of sport and entertainment, not to mention the ceremony’s honorary Lifetime Achievement Award, which has been won in the past by local luminaries such as Dame Mary Peters OBE, Brian Friel, Sir James Galway, Gloria Hunniford, Barry McGuigan, Marie Jones and Hollywood actor Ciaran Hinds.

Members of the public can vote by visiting www.ulstertatler.com where all the categories are listed, or by picking up the latest edition of Ulster Tatler magazine and filling in the voting form inside.

Voters have a further incentive to cast their ballots as they will be automatically entered into a draw to be in with a chance of winning a VIP trip for two to the awards ceremony including an overnight stay at the Hilton Hotel Belfast.

Ulster Tatler editor Chris Sherry said: “We have had a fantastic amount of entries so far but as always the results can become very close so we are urging everyone to make sure their votes are in for their category choices to be shortlisted for each award.

“We are even more thrilled to see what this year’s Awards brings with our stunning new venue St. Anne’s Cathedral and new title sponsor Insanity Tan on board and the night will once again be hosted by our good friend and TV personality Pamela Ballantine.

“As always, this is going to be a very special night as we recognise the great successes and talented people of Northern Ireland,” Chris added.

Votes must be received by midnight on Sunday June 23.

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