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What is Times Of Acadiana Best of?

Times Best of recognizes the top people, places and things to do in Acadiana. Winners are determined by Times of Acadiana readers who nominate and vote for their favorite businesses, people and destinations in each category. During the voting and nomination period, voting is allowed once a day and nominations are added to the list of entries once they are approved by the Times of Acadiana.

How does nominating work?

We rely on users to supply us with the names of outstanding people, businesses and establishments in each of the categories. Nominating is as simple as entering a name in a text-entry field. If the business you want to nominate is already listed, just click the "Nominate" button. Users are not required to nominate in all categories within a given topic. Users are permitted to nominate a single business in more than one category.

How are nominations tabulated?

In each category, the top nominees are calculated based solely on votes submitted by readers during the nominating period. In each category, readers nominate their favorite by clicking on the button associated with a nominee.

How are businesses chosen to move on to the final round?

In each category, the 5 businesses with the most number of nominations move on to the final voting round.

How are votes tabulated?

In each category, the top nominees are calculated based solely on votes submitted by readers during the voting periods. In each category, readers vote on their favorite by clicking on the button associated with a nominee.

How many times can I nominate/vote?

In each category, users are allowed one nomination per day during the nomination period and one vote per day during the voting period.

I don't see my category, what gives?

We make changes every year to provide a fresh user experience and include various local businesses and people. If you have any suggestions for new categories for next year's Best of Acadiana, please send them to cnickel@gannett.com

How do I register to make my picks?

Start making your picks and you will be prompted with a form that lets you register.

What if I forgot my password?

Click the "Login/Register" link at the top of the page. At the bottom of the window that pops up you should see a link to reset your password. Click that and follow the instructions onscreen to get a new password.

How do I submit my votes?

Your votes are automatically submitted as soon as you hit the vote button.

How do I change my vote?

Just click the Vote button next to whatever you want to vote for and we’ll change your vote for you.