(June 18, 2018 – Tampa, Fla.) – For the 28th consecutive year, Creative Loafing will celebrate the Tampa Bay area’s best local businesses, people, and places during Best of the Bay. Nominations for Best of the Bay 2018 are now open and continue through Saturday, July 1st.
Nominations will be gathered during a two-week-long open nomination period. Locals can submit nominations in a variety of categories featuring local businesses, people, and places. Categories are broken up into: People, Places & Politics; Food & Drink; Arts & Entertainment; and Goods & Services. To start nominating, visit cltampa.com/botb2018
Voting will begin on Thursday, August 2nd. Winners will be announced at Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay Awards Party at The Mahaffey Theater on Wednesday, September 26th, and in the annual Best of the Bay issue in print and online on Thursday, September 27th.
This year’s Best of the Bay Awards Party will feature an awards ceremony and more than 25 food and drink sampling stations. Stay tuned for more details on the party. In the meantime, those interested in attending the Best of the Bay Awards Party should save the date and RSVP to the Facebook event to stay in-the-know: bit.ly/botbparty2018
For more information on Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay and to vote, visitcltampa.com/botb2018
About Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing is an award-winning alternative, weekly newspaper and website committed to providing Tampa Bay with an independent perspective, up-to-the-minute local news, and a comprehensive listing of local happenings. Creative Loafing offers readers’ unique monthly events and CL Deals, a locally focused platform featuring dining and event experiences at half-off their regular price. For more information about Creative Loafing, visit cltampa.com and cldeals.com.