It’s the third time Per Gessle is nominated as Hallandian of The Year. The first 2 winners in 2019 and 2020 were Janne Andersson and Boris Lennerhov.
The prize is awarded by the Marketing Association in Halland in collaboration with Hallandsposten and Hallands Nyheter. Hallandians themselves have been able to participate and nominate people who they think have helped to put Halland on the map in 2021.
Canita Dagård, CEO of the Marketing Association in Halland says she’s been bombarded with nominations in emails until recently and she thinks it’s great fun. They have tried to find a good mix of professions, men and women and try to get people from all over Halland. It has been tough to choose the five candidates, but they are happy with the selection.
Voting runs from 22nd November to 5th December.
The winner will be awarded at the breakfast gala in Halmstad Arena on 16th December and HP will broadcast the award ceremony on television. In addition to the honor, the winner will also receive a large banner at Halmstad Airport and have a portrait hanging next to the previous winners at the airport. In addition, the winner will receive a unique painting painted by Halland artist Dagmar Glemme and small medal.
To vote, one send an SMS to 72010 with the text “HP ÅH” and the nominee’s first name. Voting is only allowed once per person.
The 5 nominees are: Per Gessle, My Feldt, Filip Gemzell, Jennifer Wegerup and Annika Andersson.
The jury’s motivation for nominating Mr. G:
Per Gessle is one of the country’s foremost artists and songwriters. Through his creative power and musicality, he has put Sweden and Halland on the world map for over 40 years. A musical genius who has gilded many people’s lives. After the success in summer with sold-out concerts at his Hotel Tylösand, Per embarked on a long-awaited tour in Sweden. He is one of three Swedish artists who topped the Billboard list, the most powerful charts in the music world.
Good luck, Per!