How are Tallahassee Magazine’s “Best Of” winners selected?
The readers of Tallahassee Magazine choose the winners.
Readers will be asked to visit TallahasseeMagazine.com/best-of-tallahassee to complete the ballot by May 30, 2021 or fill out one print ballot on original Tallahassee Magazine paper and postmark by May 20, 2021.
Each ballot must have votes marked in at least 10 categories to be counted. Votes arriving after the deadline are not counted. Refer to the rules listed above.
Who counts the votes and decides the winner?
Tallahassee Magazine contracts with a third party to count the votes and determine the winner and runner-up.
To win, must businesses buy an ad in the magazine?
Absolutely not. Our winners include advertisers as well as non-advertisers.
Can someone “stuff” the ballot box?
No. Only ballots submitted via one verified email address are accepted. The software rejects faux email addresses and has a multi-layered authentication security approach to ensure legitimacy.
Who is eligible?
The readers decide whom they want to honor. Locally owned and operated companies are defined as the owner or managing partner living in Tallahassee or within a 30-mile radius of the Tallahassee city limits.
How are the categories decided?
The categories are revisited each year. We welcome reader suggestions.
What do “Best Of” winners get?
Winners earn the prestige of being selected by a majority of our readers. They also get recognized in the magazine, use of the “Best Of” logo for a year, discounted advertising rates, an award to showcase in their establishment and two complimentary tickets to the Best of Celebration. Involvement in that year’s event if there is one or the celebration campaign to unveil the results.
Results will be published in the November/December issue of Tallahassee Magazine.
The top two finalists per category are notified.
Have questions about Best of Tallahassee or interested in sponsorship opportunities? Contact McKenzie Burleigh for more information.