Best of Santa Cruz 2019
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Vote Now: Best Of Santa Cruz 2019

Vote for your favorite local businesses, attractions and more. 

Who serves Santa Cruz County’s best barbecue? Which local store offers the widest selection of wine? Where’s your favorite place to head for happy hour, live music or co-working? Vote on these categories and many more for the Best Of Santa Cruz 2019 awards.

Now’s your chance to tell us—and the rest of the community—with Good Times’ annual ‘Best Of’ awards, to be published online and in an issue of the paper later this year.

Click here to access the free online ballot.

REMEMBER: VOTE FOR A MINIMUM OF 25 CATEGORIES TO HAVE YOUR BALLOT COUNTED.

VOTING ENDS AT MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2019. 


SOME GUIDELINES:

1. We appreciate the creativity of local, independent business, and these are the businesses that Best Of celebrates. Therefore, we consider Think Local First guidelines when selecting winners: businesses that have majority ownership based in the counties of Santa Cruz, Monterey, Santa Clara or San Benito. We make an exception for chain stores that were founded in Santa Cruz County, and are proud to include them.

2. Votes for businesses with multiple locations are divided among the total number of locations.

3. There are a few categories in the food section that are so popular we offer a vote by city. Voters don’t always know where city lines are drawn, so we place the total votes according to where voters tend to ascribe them. For example, Pleasure Point winners are included in Capitola because most voters associate Pleasure Point with Capitola (it’s in Santa Cruz).

4. We reserve the right to eliminate a category with so few votes that it’s imprudent to assign “best” status.

It’s a privilege and an honor, this voting thing. And remember, you only get to vote once.The results will be announced on March 27 in our Best of Santa Cruz County issue. Thanks for playing!

If you are experiencing difficulties filling out the survey, email our Managing Editor, Lauren, at lauren[at]goodtimes.sc for help. 

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Jane King

    January 31, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Santa Cruz is a Mecca of excellence!

  2. Terry Laucher

    January 31, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Whenever I want to buy a gift, whether it is jewelry, an artwork, a house gift, or just a card, I start with Artisans/Agency for a quality, inventive product at reasonable price, and am always met by helpful and friendly sales staff or owners. My first choice even if just browsing. I have to see what the are offering. They also have quality hand crafted furniture, which is very impressive, for that right, some day, when I am ready, purchase.

  3. Emma Kate Duimstra

    January 29, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Artisans & Agency

  4. Monique Pailliotet

    January 28, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    When is the voting end? It states here that is end on Sunday the first but Friday is February first??

    • Lauren Hepler

      January 28, 2019 at 8:13 pm

      The last day to vote is Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 — thank you!

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