Best of Butler County is back! Get ready to nominate beginning March 18

The readers choice awards for the residents of Butler County is back, and it launches later this month.

Best of Butler County, brought to you by the Journal-News, will launch Monday, March 18.

Readers will be asked to decide their favorites in 177 categories that cover all facets of life from Food, Dining & Drinking to Home Improvement to Health and Medical.

Here’s how it works: From March 18-29, visit the contest page and submit your nominations for who you would like to be finalists. Type in anything you’d like.

Then, from April 22-May 10, you’ll vote on the multiple-choice finalists to be part of these county-wide awards.

Winners will be announced on Friday, June 21 with a special section distributed in the print Journal-News on Sunday, June 23.

We’ll be sharing more information about the contest in the coming weeks, including how to get involved. For now, be thinking about your favorites.

Here are the winners from last year: