Best of 225

The 2021 Best of 225 Awards nominations are officially open!

After a rough year, it’s time to honor your favorite hard-working local businesses and people. Fill out the nomination form below to be sure your picks for the best local restaurants, shops or personalities get recognized. Nominations will run until Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 5 p.m. Write in your choices below, and scroll down for more info on the process.


Jan. 6 to Feb. 10

Write-in nominations will be open at 225batonrouge.com/bestof225. On a fill-in-the-blank ballot, Capital Region residents can write in their picks for the best local businesses and people.

March 4 to April 8

Voting is live on our website. The people and businesses that received the most nominations in each category are the ones that will be listed on the final ballot. Yes, that means the ballot will be entirely determined by your top nominations, so be sure not to skip the nomination process this month!

Late June

We’ll announce this year’s winners with the release of our July 2021 issue of 225 magazine. Each year, we find a different way to celebrate the winners, whether it’s a Hot off the Press launch party or a livestreamed award show. Be sure to subscribe to 225 Daily for all the details on how we’ll honor next year’s winners.


You are welcome to save our free downloadable badges, graphics and social media images to start promoting yourself or your favorite business.


Find info on how the whole process works here. Not seeing an answer to your question? Email [email protected].


Click the links below to view previous years:

2020 Best of 225
2019 Best of 225
2018 Best of 225
2017 Best of 225
2016 Best of 225
2015 Best of 225
2014 Best of 225
2013 Best of 225