By Rachel Hoeing

Our 8th Annual TMoM Choice Awards contest kicks off TODAY! This contest celebrates all things parent-related in the Triad. We ask our readers to nominate the best of the best in categories in everything ranging from restaurants to summer camps.

The link to the nomination form is near the bottom of this post.

There are TWO PHASES of this contest – the nomination period and the final voting period. The nomination period begins today. Any business can be nominated, but only the ones with the most nominations will move to the final voting round. We will award one winner per major city/area once again.

Triad areas will be grouped as follows: 

Greensboro, Burlington & Surrounding Areas
Kernersville, High Point & Surrounding Areas
Winston-Salem, Clemmons & Surrounding Areas

Please take a moment to read our timeline and instructions carefully below.  (Enter your email address here to subscribe to our newsletter and get reminders of contest nomination and voting periods.)

2018 Choice Awards Timeline

Jan. 31, 2018 – Nominating begins! Watch for the nomination link in today’s blog and newsletter. (Sign up for our newsletter here.)
Feb 9, 2018 – Nominations close at midnight
Feb 14, 2018 – The top 3 finalists for each Triad area in each category are announced in today’s blog and a newsletter will be distributed. Finalist voting begins.
Feb 25, 2018 – Finalist voting ends at midnight
Feb 28, 2018 – Winners are announced on our site and in the newsletter.


Our team took some time to review previous contests and take into account the popularity of categories in addition to the feedback we have received from our readers. In turn, we have added new categories and deleted some as well. The categories for 2018 will be as follows:

  1. Favorite Annual Family Event
  2. Favorite Preschool
  3. Favorite Private School
  4. Favorite Child Care Facility or Service
  5. Favorite Summer Camp
  6. Favorite Child Arts & Enrichment Program
  7. Favorite Child Sports Program or Facility
  8. Favorite Rainy Day Destination for Kids
  9. Favorite Tourist Attraction
  10. Favorite Family or Pediatric Dentist
  11. Favorite Family Orthodontist
  12. Favorite Pediatrician
  13. Favorite OB/Gyn Doctor
  14. Favorite Mission-Driven Non-Profit
  15. Favorite Local Photographer
  16. Favorite Local Realtor
  17. Favorite Children’s Clothing Store
  18. Favorite Women’s Clothing Store
  19. Favorite Seasonal Children’s Consignment Sale
  20. Favorite Consignment Store (clothing or furniture)
  21. Favorite Gift Shop
  22. Favorite Salon/Spa
  23. Favorite Restaurant for Breakfast/Brunch
  24. Favorite Restaurant for a Date Night
  25. Favorite Kid-Friendly Restaurant
  26. Favorite Sweets Shop
  27. Favorite Health & Wellness Business
  28. Favorite Place to Board/Groom Your Pet
  29. Favorite Birthday Party Venue/Service
  30. Favorite Spot for a Moms’ Night Out

Click HERE to submit your nominations!

Take Note:

*Most categories ask for a nomination for each Triad area. You are not required to make a nomination for every area or every category, but we do ask that you enter a nomination for at least five different categories throughout the survey.
* In order to keep consistency and fairness to all those nominated, we will not be allowing “teams” or “partners” to be nominated for medical and realtor categories. Each of those categories will ask for one professional.
* Only one nomination form per email address will be accepted. Ballot loading can be detected, and those nominations will be disqualified.
* For a list of last year’s winners, click HERE.