The Idaho’s Best™ Awards are back for another year to recognize the best businesses in the community. The contest includes nine divisions with 189 individual categories, and uses a combination of 5-star reviews, online ratings, and votes to determine the winners of each respective category.
Our nominees were selected by Idaho residents during October, and the top ten of each category are moving on to the voting round. Voting takes place online from November 30th through December 18th, 2020. Anyone with an Idaho zip code and mobile phone can vote. When voters register their ballots, a confirmation code will be sent via text message. Enter the code to finalize and submit your votes.
While you can only vote once for each category, feel free to come back during the voting period to support your favorites in the dozens of other categories available.
Don’t Miss the Hump Day Giveaway!
New this year, we’re doing a weekly voting contest and announcing a new winner each Wednesday. For every new voter you refer after registering your own ballot, you’ll be entered into a weekly drawing for a nice prize. We’ve got a new prize every week while voting is open, and they are fantastic.
Details about the Hump Day Giveaway are available on the voting page.
When Will We Know the Results?
After voting closes on December 18th, we’ll announce the finalists (the top 3 in each category) as soon as we have confirmed the votes and vetted our list with the BBB. But that’s not where it ends!
In addition to votes, the winner of each category is also determined by their online reviews from Google. Overall ratings and the number of 5-star reviews from the previous 12 months are counted. Our team will take a little time to confirm the review scores for each finalist and tally that with the vote total.
Once the votes and reviews have been tallied, we’ll announce the winners at the Idaho’s Best™ Awards Banquet first before publishing them online. We’re holding the banquet across two evenings on Jan. 26-27, 2021 in the Boise area, though we’ll keep you updated in case anything changes.
For more details about the 2021 Idaho’s Best™, see our 2021 details page.