The fifth-annual WRAL.com Voters’ Choice Awards will open on September 16! Multiple sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses that want to get to the front of the most popular ballot campaign WRAL.com has to offer. 

The WRAL.com Voters’ Choice Awards see nominations of businesses, places and people from across the Triangle area, with some categories getting winners from as far away as Wrightsville Beach and Asheville. WRAL.com visitors love the chance to share their local favorites and hidden gems. 

Key Dates

Nominations: September 16-October 14

Voting: October 21-December 1 

The awards event will take place in January.

See the full list of 2019 categories 

Get nominated & become a finalist

The best way to get nominated is to share the link to the ballot with your fans starting September 16 via your email list, social media, in-store or on your website. The top five nominations in each category move on to become finalists in the voting period.

If you want to make it easy for your fans to nominate you, there are sponsorships available to pre-seed your nomination to the ballot. This comes with an Enhanced Listing that you can use to share more information about your business. This sponsorship is especially helpful in highly-competitive categories, as well as for new businesses.

Any business, place or person in the Triangle area can be nominated into an applicable category, and a sponsorship doesn’t guarantee a win; however, there’s no better way to get in front of WRAL.com’s highly engaged, loyal audience as they are seeking the best places to dine, shop and more. 

Becoming a finalist is just the beginning

The awards generated more than 75,000 votes in 2018, and spawned our Go-To Guide of local favorites, video and written content about finalists and winners, Out & About TV segments and more well into 2019. 

If you’re interested in learning more about the WRAL.com Voters’ Choice Awards sponsorships, reach out to us at sales@wral.com! We will put you in touch with a representative who can come up with the option that best fits your goals.

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