FAQ: Best of the Mountains Ballot 2023

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about Avenue’s Best of the Mountains ballot.

In Avenue’s first-ever Best of the Mountains ballot, we want to hear about your favourite places to eat, stay and play in the mountains in Alberta and British Columbia.

Anyone can participate and we hope that you do so that collectively we can continue to learn about, celebrate and support our local dining scene.

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

When is it?

The ballot project has three phases.

Phase 1: The write-in phase from September 18 to 30, 2023. During this phase, we are asking Calgarians to nominate their favourite places to eat, stay and play in the mountains in a variety of categories. To do that, simply select the category and type in the name of the place. You can nominate once per category. All of those nominations will be collected and the entrants with the most nominations will move on to phase 2.

Phase 2: The voting period from October 23 to November 5, 2023. You can vote once per category. The finalists in each category will be displayed online during this time and readers can go to the ballot and vote for the best.

Phase 3: The results will be published in December 2023.

Here are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, including several specifically for businesses that have been nominated. If you are interested in advertising, this post will answer some of your questions.

Where is it?

The ballot for both the nomination and voting period is on AvenueCalgary.com/Mountains-Ballot.

How were businesses selected for each category?

The list is generated by audience input. Between September 18 and 30, we’re asking Avenue readers to nominate their favourite places to eat, stay and play in dozens of categories. As entries are submitted, our team reviews them to make sure they were submitted to the correct category, that the name is correct and that the entrant is eligible. When the nominations round closes, businesses with the most nominations in each category will advance to the voting round.

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 capture a broad range of experiences. That said, we had dozens of other categories that we could have included but didn’t have space for and it is most important that we learn about all of the great places in the mountains near Calgary.

How will the winners be chosen?

The entrant with the most number of votes in a category will be selected as the Best of the Mountains in that category.

How many times can I enter nominations?

You can nominate once in each category.

How many times can I vote?

You can vote once in each category.

When will I know the results?

The results will be announced in December 2023. You can be amongst the first to see the list by signing up for Avenue‘s free Weekender newsletter here.

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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