Best of Butler County: Voting begins on April 22

We’re choosing the finalists for Best of Butler County, so be prepared to pick your favorites when voting begins on April 22.

The Best of Butler County contest presented by the Journal-News will celebrate the best, brightest and most important things in the area.

Here’s what you should know:


The contest will have a nomination period, for you to submit any people or businesses you’d like, followed by a voting period after a list of finalists is selected in each category. The number of nominations a person or business receives will heavily determine the list of finalists.

» Nominations: March 18-29

» Then, we choose the finalists

» Voting: April 22-May 10

» Winners announced: June 21

» Special section publishes in the Journal-News: June 23

CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE in this year’s contest


We have 179 subcategories this year in nine categories: Around Town, Auto, Beauty & Wellness, Food, Dining & Drinking, Health & Medical, Home Improvement, Professional Services, Recreation and Retail.

There are dozens of new subcategories this year, so be sure to explore all of your options on the ballot.

How to get winners first

We’ll be releasing some information exclusively first throughout the contest in our Midday Break newsletter, which sends late in the morning each weekday.

» Sign up for our Midday Break newsletter

Where to get more information

All things about Best of Butler County are at

We’ll also be releasing information daily on our social media channels.

» Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE in this year’s contest

How to promote yourself or your business

We’ve put together a website that people and businesses can use for information and tips about how to promote themselves in the contest.

Click here to visit that website, which includes:

» Downloadable logos and graphics

» Suggested language for social media posts

» A form to contact us for more information

How to advertise

Do you want to advertise to promote yourself or your business in Best of Butler County?

Click here to submit your information to us and get started in connecting your logo to our nomination and voting tool.

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