The Bold City Best competition gives the community the opportunity to nominate for their favorite people, places and businesses in more than 150 categories, including auto services, cuisine and cocktails, homes and finance, health and well-being, home and professional services, things to do, and shopping.
Based on voter feedback, several new categories have been added, and some categories were retired as well. View the list of 2018 categories »
Two rounds of voting. The first round is nominations. Nominations will start Sunday, June 3 and run through Sunday, June 17. The nomination ballots will be write-in only online at boldcitybest.com. Nominations will be limited to (1) vote per category per valid email address.
The second round of voting will be multiple choice, with the top 5 nominees from each category advancing to the ballot. This round of voting will start on Sunday, July 22 and run through Sunday, August 5.
We will be celebrating the top three finalists and announcing the winners for each category at our first annual Bold City Best Gala event. Each finalist will receive two (2) tickets to the event with their ad package; more tickets and tables will be available for purchase -- think of this as Jacksonville’s Emmy Awards Gala.
The Bold City Best Winners Guide will publish the Sunday after our event and list all of the finalists.
Local businesses can help get their name in front of voters with our custom advertising and digital marketing packages.