Chicago Parent's Best Of Awards highlight the best editorial
picks and reader suggestions for Chicagoland families in the way of
Places, Escapes, Bites, Play and Adults Only.
Chicago Parent's Best of Awards is an editorial and reader-based
recognition program showcasing the best parenting, baby and kid
offerings in the Chicagoland area. Through a combination of
editorial curation and reader voting, we will pick winners in the
following categories: Places, Escapes, Bites, Play and Adults Only.
Readers will be able to submit for their favorite place, service or
product in each of these categories to become finalists. Editorial
staff at Chicago Parent will cull nominations for each category and
release reader submitted ones as appropriate. Reader submitted
categories must have a minimum of 10 votes to be considered. Then
once submissions are processed, the final reader submitted choices
will be released for public voting. All winners in reader submitted
categories will be selected by the number of total votes. The
voting and nomination process will be open to the public with one
vote per email, per award.
Chicago Parent's Chicago Parent's Best of Awards 2013 is
scheduled as follows: Reader nominations in the various categories
will take place starting on Sept. 16, 2013 through Oct. 2, 2013.
After the nomination process closes, readers will then be able to
nominate or vote on nominees from Oct. 3, 2013 to Oct. 18,
2013.After that, voting tallies will be culled by Chicago Parent
editorial staff for inclusion in the January 2014 issue of Chicago
Parent magazine and released online in late December 2013.
As a reader/nominator, you can participate in the Chicago
Parent's Best of Awards simply by nominating your favorite local
places, activities, and events at the wwww.chicagoparent.com/best
nomination page or voting for the finalists during the voting
period by selecting a category you want to vote for on and choosing
the business, place, activity or event you like on the voting
As a place, event, activity, you can participate in the Chicago
Parent's Best of Awards by nominating your business in the most
relevant category under Places, Escapes, Bites, Play and Adults
You can nominate a place, activity or event in any relevant
You can simply nominate your business on
www.chicagoparent.com/best during the nomination process. The
verified businesses in each category will then advance to the
voting period where businesses and readers can encourage fans to
vote for their reader favorite choice. Once the voting period
concludes, the businesses with the most votes in the reader
categories will be tallied and vetted by Chicago Parent editors for
release in the January 2014 issue of Chicago Parent.
The categories for submissions and voting are as follows:
Nominate a business by simply going to www.chicagoparent/best
and filling out the nomination form.
On www.chicagoparent.com/best choose the category you would like
to vote for. Once you are on the category voting page, you will see
the list of the finalists. Follow the instructions and vote!
Only one user can vote for each award. The voting and nominating
process is limited to one vote/nomination per email per category.
If the user tries to vote more than once in the same category using
the same email, they will get an error and will not be able to
complete the voting and/or nomination.
For reader voted submissions, we will announce winners in the
January 2014 issue of Chicago Parent magazine and release the
winners online in late December 2013. The Chicago Parent team will
contact each winner and top finalists and then the winners will be
publicly announced five ways: