Last year, the Metro Spirit revived Metro’s Best and readers proved that they sure missed it during the five years we didn’t hold the contest. We had record nominations and voting in the more than 100 categories representing everything from Best Hamburger to Most Inspiring Community Leader.
Now it’s time to do it again, readers. Or it almost is anyway.
Starting July 28, you can visit metrospirit.com and take our survey. During the nominations phase, which will last until August 18, you can vote for anyone you see fit in each of our categories.
From Best Local Band to Best Veterinarian, we want to hear what you think.
After those four weeks of nominations, we’ll take a break, which will give us a chance to see who garnered the most votes in each category. Then, starting on September 8 and running through September 29, you can give your vote to one of the top 5 in each category.
We’ll announce the winners on October 20.
Rules and Guidelines
We will not accept paper ballots during the 2016 Metro’s Best contest. Sorry, folks: the computers have finally won. Skynet is sending the terminators as we speak.
During the nominating phase of Metro’s Best 2016, please take care when typing your choices. When compiling the nominees, we will do our best to put all the responses together correctly, but it sure would make it a lot easier if each entry was spelled correctly. Google is there for a reason, people!
We’ve set the questionnaire up so that it will only accept one response per computer. That’s just to keep business owners and employees honest.
Unlike years past, we’re not requiring you to answer a certain number of questions before being able to turn in your list. Listen: we’d like for you to read all the questions carefully and put some thought into answering each one, but we’re also realists. We know you can’t go that long without checking Facebook (or whatever it is the kids are doing these days). All we ask is that you not go in, answer the one or two questions that interest you, and click submit. Is that too much to ask?
Lastly, have fun. We had a great time coming up with these categories and can’t wait to see what you crazy people come up with. Enjoy!