Guidelines Best in Destin


The much anticipated annual BEST IN DESTIN ballot has arrived. Make your voices heard and cast your votes for your favorites in our extensive list of categories. VIP Destin Magazine is proud to be the vehicle to bring you the 2022 BEST IN DESTIN.  The contest is a Two-phase ballot with the first round as nominations on Oct 11-31, 2021, with the top ten most nominated businesses moving on to the voting phase on Nov 15 to Dec 5, 2021.

The Destin area is overflowing with options to fulfill anyone’s desires for Services, Cocktails & Cuisine, Health & Wellness, and Wedding/Bridal Services. Only you know which ones are the Best so please give your favorite businesses the recognition they deserve.

All voting is done via the online ballot. No mail-ins will be accepted. The top ten nominees in each category will move on to the voting ballot. Any nominee must be in good standing with VIP Destin Magazine to be promoted as the winner. VIP Destin Magazine reviews and revises categories each year based on input from our readers.

Winners receive the honor of being named the BEST IN DESTIN and are listed in VIP Destin Magazine as the reader’s choice for their respective categories in the February 2022 issue. Winners are provided use of the BEST IN DESTIN logo for one year. Owners of winning businesses will receive invitations and will be celebrated at VIP Destin Magazine’s annual Black Tie Ball in March, 2022.

  • Only one nomination/vote per category, per email address, per day is permitted
  • Please vote in at least 20 categories when you cast your ballots
  • Nominations begin October 11, 2021, and will end October 31, 2021, at 11:59pm
  • Voting begins November 15, 2021, and ends December 5, 2021, at 11:59pm
  • All write in nominations will be reviewed and approved by VIP Destin Magazine daily
  • Winners of BEST IN DESTIN will be notified by December 31, 2021
  • All BEST IN DESTIN winners are selected by the readers and not by VIP Destin Magazine
  • You must register to vote with a valid email address. Once registered, you will be able to vote once daily per category
  • For security and integrity purposes you may be required to submit your email daily as well. You will get an email with a secure link, click it and vote
  • The practice of hiring outside vendors or bots to create votes will be monitored closely and may be subject to disqualification
  • Categories you voted for previously will be listed at the bottom of the group list (showing you how many categories you have already voted for) to make it easier for you to vote again for your favorites, which will be displayed here, and you can see in the list how many you can still vote for in the same session
  • * Rules may be subject to amendment as necessary to maintain ballot integrity

The mechanics of BEST IN DESTIN online voting is driven through UPICKEM, which is copyrighted. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted materials, trademarks or any other intellectual property without express consent of owner is strictly prohibited.



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