Best of 225 FAQ

How will the 2019 Best Of 225 Awards be chosen?

The winners of Best of 225 are selected by residents of the 225 area code. The process is broken into two rounds: nominations and voting.

In the first round, Capital Region residents are encouraged to nominate their favorite local businesses, people and things to do in the Greater Baton Rouge area. Each person can nominate one time for each of the nearly 60 categories. Nominations are open Jan. 15 through Feb. 5.

In the second round, the businesses and people who received the most nominations in each category will be listed on the ballot. Final voting will open in late February.

The Best Of winners are announced in 225’s July 2019 Best Of 225 issue.

When are nominations and final voting?

Nominations are open Tuesday, Jan. 15, to Tuesday, Feb. 5. Stay tuned for information about final voting, which should open in late February.

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.

Why don’t you have a write-in option?

We do have a write-in option! The write-in option is offered during the first round of Best of 225, from Jan. 15 to Feb. 5. During that time period, all 225 residents can write in whatever businesses and people they feel deserve to be included on the ballot.

Why don’t you have a category for ________________?

To try and keep Best of 225 fresh, we switch up our categories each year. We rotate out old categories, add a few new ones and bring back some old favorites each year. Just because we don’t have a category like Best Salon or Best Place to Workout this year doesn’t mean we won’t have it next year. Feel free to leave suggestions for new categories in the comments, and we’ll take them into consideration as we plan the 2020 awards.

How do I find out about the awards events?

There will be a kick-off party to launch voting in late February. We’ll have voting stations set up so attendees can be the first to cast their votes. Stay tuned for information about how you can attend.

Details are also currently in the works for our Hot off the Press party premiering the July issue, which will unveil the 2019 Best of 225 winners.

Sign up for our 225 Dine e-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 Julio Melara at [email protected] for more information on advertising in 225 magazine.

How can I promote myself on social media or at my business for the awards?

We offer free images to download for promotional purposes here.

I have a question that is not answered here. How can I contact the magazine?

You can reach our team of editors at [email protected] for more info.