Best of Whidbey nomination round begins Aug. 2

The Best of Whidbey awards are back, and the nomination round will open on Aug. 2.

Presented by the Whidbey News-Times and South Whidbey Record, this annual event celebrates Whidbey Island’s best businesses, services and individuals, recognizing their outstanding contributions to the local community.

The nomination round, which runs from Aug. 2-28, is a crucial phase in determining the finalists for each category. It provides an opportunity for residents and visitors alike to show their support for their favorite establishments by nominating them for an award. Whether it’s the festive Mexican restaurant, the luxurious spa or the trusted chiropractor, the Best of Whidbey awards honor excellence across various categories.

To make the nomination round even more exciting, the Whidbey News-Times and South Whidbey Record offer sponsorship opportunities for local businesses. Companies can enjoy enhanced exposure through online ballot ads by becoming a sponsor. These ads, displayed prominently on the voting platform, will attract attention from a large audience actively engaged in the nomination process.

Sponsorship opportunities include:

1. Group Sponsor (728 x 90): Become a group sponsor for Food, Shopping, Health & Fitness, or any other relevant category. This highly visible banner ad will be placed at the top of the group’s section, ensuring maximum exposure. Only eight spots are available, so act quickly to secure this prime advertising opportunity. Cost: $300.

2. Category Sponsor (600 x 75): Showcase your brand within each group by becoming a category sponsor. Your ad will appear alongside the nominations in your chosen category, such as realtor, insurance and more. Gain visibility and recognition from potential customers who are actively participating in the voting process. Cost: $200.

3. Ballot Enhancement Logo or Image (800 x 450): Make a lasting impression by adding your company’s logo or an eye-catching image to the online ballot. This visually appealing enhancement will increase brand visibility and create a memorable presence during the nomination round. Cost: $150.

To seize these sponsorship opportunities and enhance your brand’s exposure during the Best of Whidbey awards, call your Advertising Representative today at 360•675•6611 or 360•221•5300.

The deadline for securing sponsorship is July 25, 2023, so act swiftly to ensure your participation in this exciting event.

About Best of Whidbey: The Best of Whidbey awards celebrate excellence on Whidbey Island, recognizing outstanding businesses and individuals who make a positive impact on the community. The awards provide a platform for acknowledging exceptional contributions across various sectors, promoting local talent, and inspiring continued growth and innovation.

For more information about the Best of Whidbey awards and sponsorship opportunities, contact Kim Minervini at or 360-319-6397.