Best of 225 FAQ

How do nominations and finalist voting for 225 magazines Best Of awards work?

All residents in the 225 area code are encouraged to nominate their favorite local businesses, people and things to do in the Greater Baton Rouge area in 225 magazine’s 2017 Best Of 225 awards.

Each person can nominate one time for each of the nearly 70 categories from Wednesday, Feb. 1, to Tuesday, Feb. 28. The top (up to 14) businesses/people with the most nominations in each category will move on to the final voting round, which is from March 15-April 7.

In the final voting round, residents can vote for the favorites from the top-nominated businesses and people in each category.

After final voting is over, the Best Of winners are announced in 225’s July 2017 Best Of 225 issue.

When are nominations and final voting?

Nominations are Wednesday, Feb. 1, through Tuesday, Feb. 28. Final voting is Wednesday, March 15, through Friday, April 7.

Where do I go to nominate and vote?


How many times can I nominate/vote?

Each person can nominate and/or vote for each category one time.

How do I find out about the awards event?

There will be a kick-off party to launch voting March 15, 6-8 p.m., at Kalurah Street Grill. Details are also currently in the works for our Hot off the Press party premiering the July issue, which will unveil the 2017 Best of 225 winners. Sign up for our Dine newsletter at 225batonrouge.com/food or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/225magazine for updates about both parties.

How do I advertise in 225 magazine’s Best Of 225 awards issue?

Please contact Mike Romaguera at [email protected] for more information on advertising in 225 magazine.