By TMoM Team Member Sandy Harper

Today we kick off our 13th Annual TMoM Choice Awards contest! This contest celebrates all things parent-related in the Triad. Readers nominate the best of the best in categories ranging from fun activities to businesses & services.

The link to the Choice Awards nomination form is at the bottom of this post.

There are TWO PHASES of the 2023 Choice Awards contest. First is the nomination period. Second is the final voting period. The nomination period begins today. Nominate any business, but only the ones with the most nominations will move to the final voting round. The final voting round includes the top three businesses in each city/category. This begins on February 15th. We will reward one category winner per area after the final voting round is complete,

Triad areas will be grouped as follows: 

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

Carefully read our timeline and instructions below. Also, enter your email address HERE to sign up for our newsletter. We will send reminders of the contest during the nomination and voting periods.

2023 Choice Awards Timeline:

Feb. 1, 2023 – Nominating begins! Watch for the nomination link in our blog and newsletter.
Feb 9, 2023 – Nominations close at midnight
Feb 15, 2023 – The top 3 finalists for each Triad area in each category are announced on our site and in our newsletter. Finalist voting begins.
Feb 23, 2023 – Finalist voting ends at midnight
Feb 27, 2023 – Winners are announced on our site and in a special newsletter delivered this day.

Nominate Your Favorites in These 2023 Choice Awards Categories:

  1. Playground or Park
  2. Spot for a Moms’ Night Out (activity, brewery, restaurant, etc)
  3. Mission-Driven Non-Profit
  4. Birthday Party Venue/Service
  5. Summer Camp
  6. Child Arts & Enrichment Program (dance, theater, art classes, etc)
  7. Child Sports Program or Facility
  8. Rainy Day Destination for Kids
  9. Place to Take Your Tween or Teen for Fun
  10. Sweets Shop (bakery, dessertery, cupcake shop, ice cream shop, yogurt shop, etc)
  11. Local Photographer
  12. Independent/Private School
  13. Preschool
  14. Child Care Facility or Service
  15. Children’s Clothing Store/Boutique
  16. Women’s Clothing Store/Boutique
  17. Seasonal Consignment Sale
  18. Consignment Store (clothing or furniture)
  19. Gift Shop
  20. Salon/Spa
  21. Restaurant for Breakfast/Brunch
  22. Restaurant for a Date Night
  23. Winery
  24. Kid-Friendly Restaurant
  25. Fitness/Exercise Facility
  26. Health & Wellness Business (nutritional & holistic businesses, counseling practices, chiropractors, etc )
  27. Family or Pediatric Dentist
  28. Family Orthodontist
  29. Pediatrician
  30. OB/Gyn Doctor
  31. Local Realtor

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. However, we ask you enter a nomination for at least five different categories throughout the survey for your responses to count.
*We do not allow “teams” or “partners” to be nominated for medical and realtor categories. This keeps things fair to different sized businesses. Therefore, each of those categories will ask for one professional.
*Only one nomination form per email address will be accepted in this contest. Additionally, ballot loading will be detected, and those nominations will be disqualified.
*You can always find our timeline for the 2023 Choice Awards on our landing page here. In addition, you will find previous nominees and winners from past Choice Award contests.

CLICK HERE to complete the nomination form!

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