Best of Readers' Choice

Welcome to The Day's Third Annual Best of Readers' Choice Awards
Recognizing the best businesses & individuals in southeastern Connecticut!

Our Best of Readers' Choice contest asks you to nominate and then vote for your favorite businesses and individuals in southeastern Connecticut in over 200 categories.

The contest takes place online only and begins with a nomination period followed by a voting period. The top five businesses or individuals nominated in each category will advance to the voting round; from there, the top three from each category will be determined.

Nominations will be open January 9 (at 12:00 am) - February 6, 2017 (at 11:59 pm)

Voting will take place February 16 (at 12:00 am) - March 12, 2017 (at 11:59 pm)

To participate, you must first login or register by clicking the "register/login" button (below) and enter a valid email address. If you have registered for any of The Day's contests in the past, after entering your email you will be directed back to the ballot to make your nominations.

If this is your first time registering for our contests you will be asked to complete a simple registration form and then be directed back to the ballot. Nominations made using fake email addresses will be disqualified, ballot stuffing is not permitted.

To make a nomination
, select the overall category in the left column, then select the secondary category in the center column (i.e. Food & Dining -> coffee), type in your nomination, and click "Nominate." The entry will be automatically submitted and will appear in the drop down once it has been approved as a valid candidate for the category. When submitting your nomination, if possible, please include the town where the business/individual is located.

Winners will be announced in a special section
publishing in The Day on Sunday, April 2, 2017.

If you have questions, comments, or would like to suggest a category to be added for future contests, contact