i have just found out abut this competition and thought I would paste the details here from http://www.currycapitalwolves.co.uk/ There seem to be quite a few Curry lovers here who might find it interesting! What is Curry Capital of Britain? In 2010 Wolverhampton entered the Curry Capital of Britain contest for the first time and came third, beating both Birmingham and past winners Leicester! In 2011 the city entered again and again achieved third place, with Bradford coming first and Glasgow second - a total reversal of the 2010 result! If we are to beat these two mammoths of the curry empire we really need everyone in Wolverhampton to get behind us! Who won last year? Bradford, are now five-time winners (coming second in 2010), with Glasgow coming second (four time winners including 2010) with Wolverhampton coming third and being highly praised by the organisers. What other cities are involved? Wolverhampton is up against Birmingham, Bradford, Cardiff, Edinburgh,Glasgow, Leicester, Liverpool, Leeds, Luton, Manchester, Newcastle, Northampton, Nottingham, Sheffield, Southall/Ealing(London) and Tower Hamlets(London). Other cities may still apply. How do individuals vote? In the early stages (March 26th to August 24th) diners are encouraged to vote for their favourite restaurant by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Once voting closes (24th August) a winning team of the 4 most popular restaurants is chosen by the organiser to represent the area - this will be 'Team Wolverhampton'. Last year four restaurants in the city – Anise and Bilashin the city centre, Cafe Rickshaw in Chapel Ash and Massalla Club in Tettenhall – were selected by members of the public. The team for Wolverhampton will be announced on September 5th. After this residents can vote for the city by emailing email@example.com and putting ‘WOLVERHAMPTON’ in the subject box. It is very important that we register a few thousand votes to help our chances of winning. All restaurants can help, even those not part of the team can get diners to vote for Wolverhampton. How/when does judging take place? Each restaurant will be rated by judges who will examine the standard of their food, service, hygiene, cleanliness and how they serve their communities. This also includes ‘Scores on the Doors’ hygiene ratings A dossier will also be submitted by the local organisers to judges explaining why Wolverhampton should be named Britain’s Curry Capital and finally the effort made by the local organisers and the team of restaurants to raise money for the Curry Tree will also form 10% of the mark. The winner of Curry Capital of the Year 2012 will be announced on 29th October Scoring 1. The standard of food and service of the four restaurants and their role serving their community and city (40% marks) 2. The local submission advising why the city should win the title given the criteria to add to the organiser's confidential dossier. (40% marks) 3. Standard of Health & Cleanliness of curry restaurant within each participant (10% marks) 4. The support of team members and/or Council of the event's charitable aims (10% marks) For more information contact Marianne Carter, Marketing Officer at WV One on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01902 551077.