(June 14th, 2022 – Tampa, Fla.) – For the 32nd consecutive year, Creative Loafing will celebrate the Tampa Bay area’s best during the annual Best of the Bay where locals can nominate and vote on their favorite Tampa Bay area people, places, businesses, events, and more. Nominations are open now through Thursday, June 30th, at 11:59 p.m.
Nominations will be gathered during the open nomination period. Nominations can be submitted for a variety of categories broken up into: Arts, Beauty & Wellness, Drink, Entertainment, Food, Goods, People, Places, and Services. During nominations, you can write in any nominee and, this year, only the top 10 nominees will be announced during the voting phase in August.
Nominations can be made once within a specific category. This year, only the top 10 nominees will be included in the voting phase. Please keep in mind, Best of the Bay is all about local people and places in the Tampa Bay area. Keep nominations local. Non-local nominations will not be included in the voting phase.
After the nominations phase closes, voting will open in August. Winners will be announced in the annual Best of the Bay Issue, which will be released at the annual Best of the Bay Party on September 29th. This event is open to the public.
To submit nominations, visit vote.cltampa.com
For more information on Best of the Bay 2022, including a complete list of dates to save, visit botbtampabay.com
About Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing is an award-winning alternative publication 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 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