If you live in Cache Valley, you’ve probably seen or heard about it by now. There are ads on all 10 radio stations, digital banners plastered across the internet & social media, and plenty of chatter among local business owners.
We’re excited to share some details with you about the 2021 BEST OF NORTHERN UTAH contest! Our company has run this promotion in our St. George market for several years (Best of Southern Utah), as well as in the Cedar City area (Best of Iron County) and it’s been so popular that we wanted to bring it here.
This contest is a celebration of local business. Our purpose is to provide an open, unbiased, and fully-transparent contest to recognize the best businesses, organizations, and people that live, work, and serve in the Cache Valley, Box Elder County, Bear Lake, Preston, & Franklin County areas Over the next several weeks, the Cache Valley Media Group will invite our 100,000+ radio listeners, 100,000+ Cache Valley Daily readers, and 85,000+ social media followers to get involved.
Here are the key elements of the contest:
Nominations (2/23/21 - 3/9/21)
The Cache Valley Media Group will invite our audience to nominate their favorite businesses in nearly 200 categories. See our full category list here. Nominations begin Tuesday, February 23 and run through March 9. Businesses can be nominated multiple times and in multiple categories, so we suggest nominating your favorite business to make sure they’re in all the right categories.
To nominate yourself or another business, visit http://www.bestofnorthernutah.com/nominate.
Voting Period (3/15/21 - 3/29/21)
One of the coolest things about this contest is that every business that gets nominated moves on to voting, instead of just allowing two or three companies to compete. The voting period will begin on March 15 and run through March 29. Each voter can cast up to 10 votes in different categories each day of the voting period– and all you have to do is click ‘Vote’ since we’re not mining voter contact information (voting is monitored by IP address).
The Cache Valley Media Group will utilize the influence of our 10 radio stations, online newspaper (CacheValleyDaily.com), and social media following to encourage the community to get involved, and we’re anticipating 200-300K votes based on the results in our other markets. As many as 500,000 votes were cast last year in our St. George market.
3rd Party Validation
Full transparency is one of our favorite parts about this contest– the voting will be monitored and tallied by an out-of-town 3rd party. This means you can rest easy knowing the winners weren’t selected because they were our clients or our favorite niece or nephew.
At the conclusion of this contest, all Gold and Silver winners in each category will be published and recognized in a beautiful, 8 X 11 high-gloss magazine. Magazine ad space is available for purchase for any business regardless of if they win a category or not, but Gold and Silver winners will be featured in their winning category at no charge.
We’ll be dropping 15,000 copies of this magazine throughout the community, available for free in high-traffic areas and winner locations.
2020 'Best of Southern Utah' & 'Best of Iron County' Magazines
How can I participate?
There is no cost for you to participate or win. In fact, many businesses in our other markets have won their categories just by rallying their tribe every day to encourage voting. Grab our free ‘nominate and vote for us’ materials and get started now.
We do offer promotional ideas and tools to help your business campaign and stand out from the competition. They make voting quick and simple, giving you an great advantage. We’d love the chance to take a few minutes with you to explain how we can help your business participate.