Press Publications readers are being asked to help recognize the best of everything from food to shopping to best local sports team. The online Best of the Press Contest has started its nomination phase. 

Readers are asked to nominate their favorites in several groups: eating and drinking; arts and entertainment; health and fitness; local; services; shopping and sports and recreation. Readers may nominate in as many or as few categories as they like from May 5–21. If readers nominate at least two candidates in a category, the category will appear on the voting ballot. If only one nomination is received, the category won’t be on the ballot.

After the ballot is finalized, readers will be able to vote online for their favorites once a day from July 14–Aug. 8. The ballot will be found at The contest will be conducted exclusively online, with no paper ballots. When voting closes Aug. 8, the results will be tallied and winners will be announced Sept. 28.

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