Welcome to Galveston.com & Company's 2017 Best of the Island Awards, the Oscars of the Gulf Coast according to the Houston Chronicle!
The nomination process to enter a person or business in the annual Best of the Island Awards is simple.
First, select a category (ie, food & drink) - and then a subcategory (ie, pizza) - below in which to cast your first nomination. Either select an existing nomination, or add one of your own. Enter your email address and submit. Only verified email addresses will be accepted, so watch your in-box for a special link once you cast your first nomination. Once you click that link? You'll then be able to access the entire ballot. Nominations will be accepted August 17 thru October 31, 2017. New this year? You can nominate once per week, per category!
Nominations are open to everyone with internet access. You can nominate your favorite company or your own company. You may place a single business, or organization, or living individual in multiple categories as long as they apply. Galveston.com Staff reserves the right to make any final decisions on eligibility.
At the end of the nomination process, the Top 5 Nominees (there may be categories with fewer) will advance to the Final Voting Round, and the voting begins November 1, 2017 and ends December 31, 2017. For Final Voting, you can only cast your vote once per category.