Best of Dayton: How to get involved in Dayton’s reader’s choice contest

It’s time again to pick the Best of Dayton.

The Best of Dayton contest presented by and the Dayton Daily News is back for the eighth year of celebrating the best, brightest and most important things in the area.

Here’s what you should know:


» Voting: July 24-Aug. 11

» Winners announced: Friday, Sept. 15

» Special section published in the Dayton Daily News: Sunday, Sept. 17


We have 153 contests this year in nine categories: Around Town, Auto, Beauty & Wellness, Food, Dining & Drinking, Health & Medical, Home Improvement, Professional Services, Recreation and Retail.

There are many new categories this year, so be sure to explore all of your options on the ballot.

How to vote

1. Head to the page with the voting ballot

2. Scroll down to the contest form

3. Choose a category to start browsing through your options for voting

4. The first time you go to vote each day, enter your email address (and don’t forget to check the box for more information so we can keep you updated)

5. Clicking VOTE on your choice

6. You can vote once per day per category, so keep coming back!

How to get winners first

We’ll be releasing some information exclusively first throughout the contest in two of our newsletters. Sign up on our newsletters page.

» Dayton Daily News Midday Break

» First to Know

Where to get more information

All things about Best of Dayton are at and

We’ll also be releasing information daily on our social media channels.

» Dayton Daily News: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

» Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

How to promote yourself or your business

We’ve put together a website that people and businesses can use for information and tips about how to promote themselves in the contest.

Click here to visit that website, which includes:

» Downloadable logos and graphics

» Suggested language for social media posts

» A form to contact us for more information

How to advertise

Do you want to advertise to promote yourself or your business in Best of Dayton?

Click here to submit your information to us and get started in connecting your logo to our voting tool.

Last year’s winners

Looking back at 2022, here are the winners (we also produced a complete special section celebrating the winners):

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