SRQ readers set a record in last year's Best of SRQ Local Competition—coming out in greater numbers than ever before to show all the love for their hometown favorites. Can we set another record this year?


NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN THROUGH NOVEMBER 10


CHECK OUT NEW CATEGORIES

New to this year's competition are over 30 categories
and an entire section for Lakewood Ranch—yes!


New Food Categories
Best Local Vegan, Best Reuben, Best Local Mac 'N Cheese, Best Local Indian Food, Best Korean Restaurant,
Best Local Ramen, Best Local Cupcakes, Best Local Pie, Best Wine Shop

New Beauty, Health and Shopping Categories
Best Barber, Best Every Day Jeweler, Best Luxury Jeweler, Best Hospital, Best Urgent Care Facility


The Arts Are Back With a Few New Categories

Best Visual Artist, Best Street/Wall Artist

New Home Categories
Best Lawn Maintenance, Best Fence Installer, Best Pool Maintenance, Best Granite/Countertops, Best Handyman,
Best Interior House Painting, Best Exterior House Painting, Best Exterminator


New Professional and Community Categories

Best Local Chamber, Best New Condo, Best New Apartment Building, Best New Home Neighborhood
Best Local Politician, Best Faith Leader, Best School Board Member

 

NOMINATE EARLY AND NOMINATE OFTEN

The people and places garnering the MOST nominations during the first phase of the competition make it to the voting playoffs in January. 
So spread the word and get those nominations coming in to get you on the Voting Ballot.

Location

Celebrating the best locally owned establishments in the region, SRQ MEDIA asks our astute readers to vote for their favorite local eats, shopping, arts, luminaries and hotspots culminating in the buzzworthy special "Best of SRQ Local" awards feature published in the April edition of SRQ Magazine. We've added new categories to celebrate those businesses who are adapting to new challenges like expanding outdoors seating and reinventing themselves.  We look to highlight local experiences—from new restaurants to virtual theatre productions, from our community's best achievements to seriously talented chefs.

 

THE 2022 BEST OF SRQ LOCAL COMPETITION PLATFORM


Step 1: Nominations Round—October 13 to November 10, 2021—Over 4 weeks

Nominations Open: Wednedsay, October 13, 2021

Nominate your favorite restaurants, businesses, people and places.

The top vote-getters will be included on the final voting ballot and move on to the Voting Round.

Nominate often—only nominations receiving the most submissions move on to the Official Ballot.

 

Step 2: Voting Round—January 5-February 2, 2022—Over 4 weeks

Voting Opens: Coming January 2022

Once you create your account, you can vote for your favorites at any time during the four weeks of each round. 

 

Step 3: The Winners!

We will publish the winners in a special Readers Guide to the Winners.

Published in the April 2022 edition of SRQ Magazine.

Also published online on our website for you to access throughout the year. 

 

GET OUT THE NOMINATIONS TOOLBOX
DOWNLOAD TOOLS TO INVITE YOUR CLIENTS TO NOMINATE YOU!


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contact Ashley Ryan Cannon at growmybusiness@srqme.com for options.

Contact

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Ashley Ryan Cannon

Associate Publisher
ashley.cannon@srqme.com

 

About the Competition
Hannah Peterson

Digital Marketing and Engagement Manager
hannah.peterson@srqme.com

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