Best of Readers' Choice Awards


Nominations/voting are now LIVE!


Welcome to the "2020 Best Of" Coastal Virginia!

How many times have you wondered what businesses are the BEST in the Coastal Virginia area? Who has the best pizza? Who is the best Realtor? Where is the best place to buy flowers? The list goes on forever.  It's your turn to sound off on who really is the best of the best!  The CoVa Best of Readers' Choice Awards are a great way to support the places you frequent and the community individuals you love. In order to find out who is the best, we completely rely on you—our readers. So, vote away and spread the word!  

The Nomination Phase of the Contest goes from January 1, 2020 through February 3, 2020.  The Voting phase will begin on February 10, 2020 and run through March 15, 2020.


During the Nomination phase in each category you'll see a drop-down menu of options to vote for / nominate for; select your choice.  If your choice is NOT listed you may "write in" your nomination.  CLICKING THE "NOMINATE" BUTTON COUNTS AS A VOTE FOR YOUR CHOICE.  Please allow 24-48 hours for your nomination to be added to the ballot.  Nominations WILL count as votes.  NOTE: The 15 BUSINESSES WITH THE MOST NOMINATIONS WILL MOVE ON TO THE FINAL ROUND.

Important Note

While businesses are encouraged to promote themselves through all legitimate marketing channels, in an effort to maintain the integrity of the Best Of voting process:

  • Any nominated business found to have used a third-party service to unfairly influence their Best Of vote count will be immediately disqualified (please be aware of potential scammers who may solicit your business for this purpose). 

  • Any nominated businesses offering discounts, gift certificates or other monetary rewards to customers in exchange for Best Of votes will be immediately disqualified.


A Few Guidelines:

·       One ballot per person (e-mail address), per day, please.

·       Nominees MUST be in the CORRECT category in order to be counted.

·       Vote / Nominate for as many or as few categories as you would like, as our new ballot allows you to navigate through different pages seamlessly.

·       You MUST submit your name and e-mail address with entry to validate your ballot.

·       Once the Nomination Period ends on February 3, the results are added up and double-checked for fraudulent voting or obvious abuse (those votes are then removed).

·       The finalist round will consist of all nominated businesses.   Our contest winners will be those receiving the most votes overall for the entire duration of the contest, this includes nominations. 

·       Any and all Coastal Virginia businesses and individuals can be featured in our “drop-down menu.” If your choice is not listed, simply "write in" your selection in the space provided. This WILL count as a vote, and our drop-down menu will be updated within 48 hours to reflect the "write in" nomination. Please keep in mind that we receive thousands of write-ins daily and that write-ins will not immediately appear in the drop-down menu.

·       Vote for your favorites by clicking the button beside your choice or writing them in during the nomination phase.

NEW THIS YEAR - A Business may only win in 3 categories in this year's Best Of Readers' Choice Awards.


Results of the Best Of Contest will be published in the July/August 2020 issue of Coastal Virginia Magazine.

Click the Image below to Vote NOW!


We are excited to have you participate in Coastal Virginia Magazine's Best Of Readers' Choice Awards and want to help you make the most of this promotion. In order to help you have as much exposure as possible, we’ve designed a marketing toolkit available for your use. Click the button below to use the Toolkit!



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