Coastal Style Magazine’s Best Of pays tribute to the region’s finest.
Who tops the lists in Sussex, Wicomico, Worcester and Dorchester/Talbot Counties? The countdown has begun as your nominations have determined who will advance as finalists to the Voting Round, which will take place this May.
Thank you for setting an all-time record for the number of nominations cast this year! You’re the best!
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Let’s Get Started Wicomico County!
Enter your information below and let the nominations begin.
Please spread the word that the Nomination Round for the Best Of 2023 is now open.
Don’t forget to include the name and place of business of individual nominations.
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We’ve compiled a series of commonly asked questions and answers to help make your nomination experience the very best possible. Should you have additional questions, please email: info@CoastalStyleMag.com.
The nomination round is the first phase of Best Of 2023. It takes place February 1-28. This round determines which nominees advance to the voting round in May.
The top 5 nominees from the nomination round will advance to the voting round. The voting round will take place from May 1-31, 2023.
During the nomination period, readers will nominate their favorite people, places, businesses and organizations in various categories. Readers are invited to nominate once per category, per day February 1-28 — and again May 1-31. Eligibility is restricted to locally owned businesses and individuals.
The top 5 nominees (if applicable) in each category will advance as finalists to the voting round in May.
The nomination ballot can be found on our website:
Nominate your business by entering it in an applicable category and complete the registration form. You’ll then be officially nominated! After that step, you can continue nominating your business and other favorites in applicable categories.
Don’t forget to download our social media icons from our Toolkit to promote nominations for your business on your social channels.
One of the issues we have each year is contacting every business that is nominated. With over 240 nomination categories in 5 counties, thousands of businesses are nominated. This information will allow us to contact those who advance to the voting round.
Absolutely not. Registration is free and the information you provide is only for our internal use. We require registration to help us contact businesses to notify them if they are nominated and if they have won.
There are multiple options to promote your business on the nomination round ballot. Please visit our Promotional Opportunities page for more information.
To promote nominations of your business and social media and beyond, please visit our Toolkit for additional resources.
We have created a number of promotional graphics to help you promote nominations with your supporters. The Best Of 2023 nomination icons can be found in our Toolkit.
Please note that these graphics cannot be manipulated in any way. Doing so will result in your disqualification from Best Of 2023.
You may return daily during February to cast nominations. Only one email per user is permitted.
Our publishers reserve the right to eliminate nominations that don’t fully represent the category or the standards of Coastal Style. We also will eliminate businesses that attempt to fraudulently cast nominations or votes. Anyone found to have altered Best Of 2023 graphics, icons or logos will be disqualified. Finally, if a person/business fails to respond to our attempts to contact them for further information concerning their nomination, they may be disqualified.