Best of the South Valley

Nominate your favorite local businesses.

Nomination round: Nominations open Friday, January 6th through Tuesday, January 31st.

Finals: Finalist voting in each category opens Wednesday, February 1st through Tuesday, February 28th.

Winners: Winners will be announced on Friday, March 17th and then published in our April issue!

Nominees must be located in Tulare or Kings County (with the exception of Kingsburg).

The Rules & Details

We’re excited to announce our innaugural Reader’s Choice Award recognizing the Best of the South Valley. It’s our way of celebrating the things that make the our valley great. Know someone that has an exceptional business, service, or experience? Start nominating today!

1. How do I get my business on the ballot?

Best of South Valley opens with a write-in nomination round. You, your friends, customers, and supporters go to the online ballot and enter your name for the appropriate categories—Best Sweet Treat or Best Kids Activity or Best Brunch Spot. We make it easy to share a direct link to the appropriate category via email, text, or social media. After nominations close, we take a week to count the number of nominations for each entrant. Top nominations advance to the final round.

2. How do the winners get selected?

Readers vote between finalists in each category. You may vote up to one time per day in each category. When the finals close on February 28th, we start counting the winners, which are announced on March 17th.

3. How can I win?

The best way to win is to campaign. Most nominees will need to muster their loyal customers, friends, family (and maybe even their kooky aunts) to support them. Basically, this is a great platform to get the word out and garner some grassroots support for your business.

We have Best of the South Valley campaign assets ready for you to drop in your own images and use on social media, flyers, posters, and more. That’s all the help we can give you. Good luck out there.

4. When does this all happen?

Nomination round: Nominations open Friday, January 6th through Tuesday, January 31st.

Finals: Finalist voting in each category opens Wednesday, February 1st through Tuesday, February 28th.

Winners: Winners will be announced on Friday, March 17th and then published in our April issue!

Are you a business looking to win?

Spread the word to your customers with these helpful materials!