FAQ: Best Neighbourhood Gems Ballot

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about Avenue’s 2022 Best Neighbourhood Gems ballot.

Avenue‘s Best Neighbourhood Gems ballot is designed to collect submissions and votes from Calgarians about neighbourhood gems — your favourite places and initiatives — around the city. We hope that you will share them with us and that collectively we can discover and celebrate our Calgary neighbourhoods.

Here is some information about how this ballot project works as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

When is it?

February 1 to 25, 2022.

We’re asking readers to submit their entries for favourite spots and projects around the city in a variety of categories. To do that, simply select the category and in the field next to the green “vote” button, type in the neighbourhood gem you’d like to nominate. Add a description and a photo if you have one.

The top-nominated entrants will be featured in our Best Neighbourhoods content online and in Avenue‘s August 2022 print issue.

Where is it?

The ballot is on AvenueCalgary.com/Neighbourhood-Gems-Ballot

Why don’t you have a category for _______?

To make this ballot manageable and user-friendly, we narrowed down the list of categories. We selected categories that Avenue‘s audience has shown the most interest in and tried to include categories that would capture a broad range of interests for Calgarians. That said, there are dozens of other categories that we could have included and if we missed something you feel should be included, please tell us. You can submit your ideas on the ballot at the end of the Parks & Rec grouping, and at the end of the City & Community grouping, where it asks “Are there other neighbourhood gems you’d like us to consider?”

What makes a Neighbourhood Gem eligible?

We are looking for the best locations and projects in Calgary so the neighbourhood gem you submit must be located in Calgary.

How will the winners be chosen?

The top-nominated entrants in a category will be selected as the Best Neighbourhood Gem in that category.

How many times can I write in my nominations?

You can nominate once in each category per day.

When will I know the results?

The results will be announced in the August 2022 print issue of Avenue as well as on AvenueCalgary.com at the same time.

Why do you ask for my email address?

To vote, you must enter your own email address and it has to be valid. That allows the system we use to eliminate potential voter fraud. We don’t keep or use your email unless you specifically opt-in to receive emails from us and you have the option to unsubscribe from those at any time.

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