Best of the Bay Awards Party will take place on September 27th, 2023
(June 26, 2023 – Tampa, Fla.) — For the 34th 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 Friday, June 30th, at 11:59 p.m. Voting begins on August 1st. Locals can party with the best, sample the best, and celebrate the best at the Best of the Bay Awards Party 2023 on Wednesday, September 27th, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Seminole Hard Rock Event Center (5223 Orient Rd. in Tampa). Tickets are on sale now at botbtampabay.com. Stay tuned for additional information on sampling, entertainment, and more.
Nominations will be gathered during the Best of the Bay 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 the top 10 nominees will be announced during the voting phase in August.
Nominations can be made once within a specific category. 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 27th. This event is open to the public.
To submit nominations, visit vote.cltampa.com
For more information on Best of the Bay 2023, including complete party information and a list of dates to save, visit botbtampabay.com
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