Back and better than ever!

Make your nominations now!

The WRAL.com Voters’ Choice Awards are back and better than ever, returning for the fall with expanded categories and subcategories – plus a new name! Due to the success of our Out & About Voters’ Choice Awards over the last two years, we are expanding our popular ballot contest to give North Carolina businesses, from the mountains to the coast, the chance to be recognized.

This is your opportunity to grow your brand’s exposure beyond your neighborhood and engage with the millions of people in the WRAL.com audience like never before. We have multiple engagement opportunities available: subcategory sponsorships, a presenting sponsorship, event opportunities and more. If you are interested in learning more, please send an email to [email protected] and we will get you in touch with one of our sales representatives. The full list of categories is at the bottom of this page.

You don’t have to sponsor to get your business on the ballot! Encourage your fans to head to WRAL.com/contests and nominate your business during the nomination period October 16 – November 8. Check back November 13 to see if your business made it on the voting ballot.

Get on the ballot

Use the social images and flyer below to promote your business for the 2017 Voters’ Choice Awards! Make sure to use #WRALVCAs in your posts.

Spread the word! Hand out our promotional flyer to your friends and clients – or put it in your businesses’ window.

To download, right click on the image and select “Save As…”

and the categories are…

Food & Drink

Baked Goods
BBQ
Biscuits
Bottle Shop
Brewery
Burgers
Caterer
Deli
Distillery
Donuts
Farmers Market
Fine Dining
Food truck
Fries
Healthy
Hot Dogs
International
Kids Menu
Local Chocolate
Local Coffee
Local Ice Cream / Frozen Yogurt
New Restaurant (Opened in 2017)
Outdoor Dining
Pizza
Seafood
Southern Food
Steakhouse
Sushi
Tacos
Winery
Wings

Entertainment & Nightlife

Bowling
Charity Event
Cocktails
Country Club
Dancefloor
Dive Bar
Festival
Golf Course
Hotel / Vacation Rental
Karaoke
Live Music
Local Sports Team
Movie Theater
Museum & Gallery
NC Getaway
Neighborhood Bar
Networking
Outdoor Movie Series
Performing Arts Venue
Place to People Watch
Place to Watch a Game
Pool Hall & Arcade
Sports Bar
Tourist Attraction
Travel Agency
Trivia
Wine Bar

Health & Life

Barbershop/Hair Salon
Barre/Pilates/Yoga Studio
Chiropractic Services
Cosmetic Surgery
CrossFit Gym
Day Spa
Dentistry
Dermatology
Diet/Weight Loss Center
Doctor
Fitness Center
Golf Course
Grocery Store
Hospital
MedSpa
Nail Salon
Nurse
Optical/Vision Center
Orthodontist
Park
Pediatrics
Pharmacy
Place to Work
Tattoo & Piercing

Home

Apartments
Appliance Store
Cleaning Services
Flooring/Carpet Store
Florist
Furniture Store
General Contractor
Hardware Store
Heating & Air Conditioner
Home Builder
Interior Design
Lawn Maintenance
Neighborhood/Subdivision
Nursery/Garden Center
Pest Control
Real Estate Agent
Roofing Company

Family & Pets

Animal Hospital
Birthday Party Venue
Camp
Dance Studio
Daycare / Pre-School
Dog Park
Family-Friendly Event
Gymnastics School
Indoor Activity Centers
Martial Arts Instruction
Midwife Services
Music Instruction
Pet Boarding Facility
Pet Supplies
Pet Training Services
Pet-Friendly Event
Pet-Friendly Restaurant
SAT/ACT Preparation Service
Tutor Service
Veterinarian
Youth Sports League/Organization

Shopping

Antiques & Thrift Shop
Auto Dealer
Auto Services
Baby & Children’s Apparel
Department Store
Formal Wear
Gifts
Jewelry
Local Artisan Goods
Men’s Apparel
Music/Record Store
Shopping Center
Sporting Goods
Toy Store
Women’s Apparel

Professional Services

Accounting Firm
Bank
Dry Cleaner
Florist
Insurance Company
Internet Service Provider
Investment Firm
Law Firm
Marketing Agency
Matchmaker
Moving Company
Nonprofit Organization
Plumbing
Portrait Photography
Retirement Facility/Assisted Living
Tax Preparation Company
Wedding Planner

People

Blogger
DJ
Instagrammer
K-12 Administrator
K-12 Educator
Local Celebrity
Local Philanthropist
Local Politician
Podcaster
Professional Athlete
Twitter Personality
Woman of the Year
WRAL TV Personality