SMS votes

Sørlandske sommerenetter is an association consisting of fellowship members from different businesses in the area, and the association’s shared vision is to create events that give great cultural experiences for its members and the public.

The association Sørlandske sommerenetter in Kristiansand has been hosting the University Galla Concert in collaboration with the University of Agder every year for the past six years.
The participants, who are students at the University of Agder , are competing in two classes; Rhythmic and Classical music . The prize for both classes is NOK 10 000 .
Prices are given by the Fellowship members of Sørlandske sommerenetter. The classic finalists are performing famous classical music pieces they have selected and the rhythmic finalist participate with music they have composed themselves .

“This year’s celebration concert was held May 21st, in Sigurd Kohn house hall 1 at the University in front of a very enthusiastic audience,” says CEO in Sørlandske sommernetter , Kjell Rune Nakkestad.
The audience voted for the participants by using SMS voting and Sørlandske sommernetter has been using the LINK Engage service for six years in all.

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LINK Engage makes it easy to set up a voting service and the audience uses a keyword for each artist and sends this as their vote to short code number 26112. The service is simple to manage and we create an inbox for each keyword , so it is easy to see when messages arrive for each artist.
“The audience also appreciates this simple way to place their votes and they are all familiar with this kind of voting from a variety of other media happenings. In this way, we run a safe, fast and fair vote in our competition , ” says Nakkestad

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