Nominations Are Now Open For Best Of Northwest Arkansas
What is The Best Of Northwest Arkansas?
The Best of Northwest Arkansas is all about engaging readers regional businesses. It is the one time that our audience engages to help select the BEST of Northwest Arkansas. Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette gives readers an opportunity to choose outstanding people, businesses and establishments in over 215 categories, and 8 topic areas—Eat & Drink, Health & Beauty, Home & Garden, Motors, Professional Services, Schools, Shopping and Things to Do.
How do nominations work for the 2018 program?
We rely on our audience to supply us with the names of outstanding people, businesses and establishments in each of the over 215 categories. Once the nominees are finalized, our audience is asked to vote on one choice in each category.
Click here start nominating. Nominations open today, November 4 at NOON! Just enter a name and city of your favorites within the market area of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. It’s best, but not required, to provide additional information about the nominee so that we can verify them (phone number, address, URL.)
Nominations outside our market area will not quality for the ballot but are welcome to participate as advertisers in print and our digital destination, BestNWA.com. Businesses with multiple locations will appear as a single nomination for voting. Business associates and advertisers of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and any other owner-affiliated company are not given special treatment. You can return any time before 5:00 PM Central Time, Wednesday, November 21, 2018 to add nominations.
Nomination is required to be on the final ballot. Business associates and advertisers of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and any other owner affiliated company are not given special treatment.
Will everyone that is nominated be on the ballot?
For a category to qualify for the ballot, there must be a minimum of 5 separate businesses that are competing for votes. If a category is not qualifying, we will make reasonable accommodations to move the nominee to a similar category. Once a category is qualified, we will ballot each individual business that has been nominated.
We have been winners in the past, do we have be nominated for 2018?
Yes. Each year we start fresh. This year there are new categories. We also welcome those that have not participated in the past. Remember there is no cost to be nominated or participate in voting!
Can I nominate or vote by paper or in person?
No. All nominations and voting this year are done through BestNWA.com.
Can I “write-In” a business during voting?
Our ballot is a closed ballot. Those wanting to participate must submit a nomination.
Do I have to register?
Voting surveys are anonymous and do not require registration. However, we do offer participants the opportunity to share their name, email and telephone number with us so that we can keep them up to date on the program. Registration may be necessary in the voting phase to promote fair voting. You may be asked for your name and e-mail address.
When will winners be announced?
The names of the winners will be posted and announced on Sunday, February 24, 2019 in the Sunday Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. All winners will be honored in our all new Best of Northwest Arkansas collector's edition full color magazine, and in our all new BestNWA.com destination website. In the event of a tie in any category, more than one winner may be awarded.
What is different this year?
This year, we have teamed up with the same folks that produced the Best of Las Vegas and this summer’s all-new TheBestOfBranson.com!
We are introducing a new program that will enhance the experience for our long-time participants and encourage first-time interaction. Our program is developed into four major events ... Nominations - Voting - Best of Reveal Party and this year we introduce our year-round digital destination BestNWA.com!
This year there are over 215 nomination categories. We hope that you find the 2018 Best of Northwest Arkansas ... the best one yet!
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