Step-by-step instructions on how to nominate your favorites for our Best of Dayton contest!

How to nominate your favorites for Best of Dayton 2018 

It’s time to nominate your favorite things, places and people in the Miami Valley for’s “Best of Dayton of 2018.”

This is the first part of the annual Best of 2018 contest. The contest finds the best of what to do, what to love and what to know in Dayton. 

The nominations period is officially open. Nominate your favorite businesses, professionals, service providers, food, and more during the nomination period. Yes, you can nominate yourself.


Best of Dayton 2018: Nominate your favorites

Here’s what you need to know:

• Nominations will run from Nov. 5 through 2 p.m. Nov. 26 

• To submit a nomination, you have to enter a valid email address. 

• Once that step is complete, you can submit unlimited nominations in all categories throughout the nomination process. We have 132 contests and more than 40 are new.

• We have a new and improved voter experience this year. When on your mobile device, visit and then save the page to your home screen. It will function like an app.

• Keep coming back and nominating your favorites throughout the nomination period and help the people and places you love increase their chances of making the final ballot, which will roll out for vote in December.

>> More than 40 new categories in Best of 2018 poll

WHAT’S NEXT? will then tally nominations on Nov. 27 through Dec. 4. Final voting will begin shortly after from Dec. 5 through Dec. 22. Winners will be announced in January. 

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