And you could win a Newport Dunes Family Weekend.
Yes, 2020 is a no good, very bad year, and our local businesses need all the support they can get to survive and thrive. How can we help? First, let’s all do our best to protect others, be safe and slow the spread, so our community can take control over this pandemic and your favorite places to go and things to do can re-open for you and all the families of OC.
Next, throw some love around and nominate! It doesn’t hurt that you could win a very cool prize for your entire family. The top nominees go on to the voting round, and when we tally the votes and pick the winners, we will, as Parenting OC has done for the past 17 years, celebrate online and in our Reader’s Choice Special Issue all the family friendly businesses, places and activities that make this community the country’s best place to live and raise a family.
Here’s how it works:
Nomination Period: From August 24, 2020 to September 21, 2020, you share your family favorite in each category by nominating them. To win the Newport Dunes Family weekend, nominate in at least 50 different categories, and during the voting round, vote in at least 50 categories. Once the nomination period is over, we will create the voting ballot based on your responses. The number of final nominees in each category will vary based on the number of votes received in that category.
Voting Period: Voting will be open from October 5, 2020 to October 31, 2020, when you can vote for your favorite nominees in each category online. Each voter must vote for at east 60 different categories to be eligible to win our Readers’ Choice grand prize.
Results: Once the voting period is over we will tally up the winners and publish them online and in our annual Readers’ Choice Awards issue hitting stands January 2021.Once the voting period is over we will tally up the winners and publish them in our annual Readers’ Choice Awards issue hitting stands early January 2021.
Please note, all nominations and voting will be done exclusively online. There will be no paper ballots.
Don’t see a category that fits your favorite Orange County spot? Tweet it to us @parentingocmag and your category may appear in next year’s voting!
Tips for a successful nomination ballot:
- For each category you would like to nominate a business in, type the business in the “Nomination Name” field.
- Click the “nominate” button to the right.
- Your nominations will register as you go through the ballot. There is not a final “submit” button. Don’t worry! As long as you are clicking the “nominate” button after each nomination, we are getting your nominations!
- You are able to nominate and change your nominations up until September 21, 2020 at 11:00pm PST.