By Katie Moosbrugger

Our 9th 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 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. The final voting round will include the top three businesses in each city/category. After the final voting round is complete, we will award one category winner per 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.)

2019 Choice Awards Timeline

Jan. 30, 2019 – Nominating begins! Watch for the nomination link in today’s blog and newsletter. (Sign up for our newsletter here.)
Feb 7, 2019 – Nominations close at midnight
Feb 13, 2019 – The top 3 finalists for each Triad area in each category are announced in today’s blog and in our newsletter. Finalist voting begins.
Feb 22, 2019 – Finalist voting ends at midnight
Feb 27, 2019 – Winners are announced on our site and in a special newsletter delivered this day


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 2019 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 Place to Take Your Tween or Teen for Fun
  10. Favorite Tourist Attraction
  11. Favorite Local Photographer
  12. Favorite Mission-Driven Non-Profit
  13. Favorite Place to Board/Groom Your Pet
  14. Favorite Family or Pediatric Dentist
  15. Favorite Family Orthodontist
  16. Favorite Pediatrician
  17. Favorite OB/Gyn Doctor or Midwife
  18. Favorite Doula
  19. Favorite Local Realtor
  20. Favorite Children’s Clothing Store/Boutique
  21. Favorite Women’s Clothing Store/Boutique
  22. Favorite Seasonal Children’s Consignment Sale
  23. Favorite Consignment Store (clothing or furniture)
  24. Favorite Gift Shop
  25. Favorite Salon/Spa
  26. Favorite Restaurant for Breakfast/Brunch
  27. Favorite Restaurant for a Date Night
  28. Favorite Kid-Friendly Restaurant
  29. Favorite Sweets Shop
  30. Favorite Health & Wellness Business
  31. Favorite Birthday Party Venue/Service
  32. Favorite Spot for a Moms’ Night Out
  33. Favorite Playground or Park

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.

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