How to Vote for the Serco People’s Choice Award

Pick your favorite nominee(s) and then craft either a public vote or a private vote on Twitter, Instagram, or use a special FB Messenger bot named “Walter”. This is another chance for the 25 nominees to win an award – in the People’s Choice Award category (PCA). ALL 25 nominees are candidates, and anyone (only humans; no automation) can vote for a favorite.

Who can vote?

Can a colleague vote? Yes. Friend? Yes. Grandma? Yes. The fan club – yes. Everyone can vote multiple times.  (We are displaying the votes as they come in. Scroll down to see what our social wall looks like RIGHT NOW.)

Where to vote:

Social media posts that use the hashtag #SVTCPC20 AND the name of the nominee (or company/organization) will be counted.

Use these options:
  • Your Twitter (set to public), or IG (set to public) plus #SVTCPC20, plus the nominee name
  • Those that do not have a Twitter or IG acct , or don’t want to make a public post, can send a private Facebook Messenger note to “Walter”, a bot. (see below)

We’ll accumulate votes before and through the night of the event. The winner will be announced at the end of the event.

Voting with the Walter Messenger bot:

This option is great for anyone who doesn’t have a public Twitter and IG account! Open your Facebook Messenger and send a direct vote to the bot “Walter.” (He is the Walls.io Facebook Messenger bot.) It’s easy. Open your Facebook Messenger, and compose a new message. In the “To” box write: Talk to Walter. Once that populates, type out your enthusiasm for your nominee and remember the hashtag (e.g. I want [nominee name] to win. She is the best. #SVTCPC20). If you see the suggestion “post to wall,” click it.

FYI, “Walter” accepts pictures as well — send the picture first, then follow it up with a message and the hashtag. “Walter” is now active and ready for your votes!

Sample Voting Verbiage (incl. but not limited to):

  1.  For someone else: 
    • I vote for [nominee name or handle] for the Serco #SVTCPC20
    • [nominee name or handle] is the best and should totally win the Serco #SVTCPC20
    • Congratulations, [@nominee name or handle] you should win #SVTCPC20 on October 7
  2. Self-vote:
    • We are nominated for the Serco #SVTCPC20 on October 7 and think we should win 🙂
    • Our [job title] is nominated for the Serco Tech Nite award and we believe she is the best and should win the #SVTCPC20

Questions? Email info@svtc-va.org

#SVTCTN20 and #SVTCPC20 social wall (the collected public posts)

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