Watch the WRAL Voters' Choice Awards event Thursday night
Posted December 8, 2020 9:28 a.m. EST
Updated January 13, 2021 11:43 a.m. EST
Raleigh, N.C. — The annual WRAL Voters’ Choice Awards ceremony will be held as a virtual event on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Hosted by WRAL’s Mikaya Thurmond and Kat Campbell, the winners in more than 100 categories will be announced during the livestream.
Finalists and anyone who wishes to watch the awards are encouraged to register now to attend the free virtual event.
In its sixth year, the WRAL audience nominated the best in local businesses, community, education, food and drink, home and finance, medical and professional and entertainment from Sept. 14 through Oct. 11. On Oct. 19, the top five finalists in each category were announced and voting ended Nov. 22.
"While we anticipated the excitement of our in-person event as we have in years past, I'm excited to be back hosting the VCAs for the fourth year and shine the spotlight on local businesses,” Thurmond said. “We hope our finalists will share their at-home celebrations with us."
Thurmond will be joined in hosting duties by WRAL meteorologist Kat Campbell.
“I'm honored to be joining Mikaya as a host of the Voters' Choice Awards, and I can't wait to see who our audience selected as the best of local...especially the pet categories!" Campbell said.
More than 5,000 businesses were nominated, and nearly 135,000 votes were cast. See the finalists
After the virtual event, winners will be encouraged to post a photo or a video to their social media accounts using the hashtag #WRALVCAs. More details will be shared in early January about how finalists can claim their WRAL Voters’ Choice Awards window clings and winners can pick up their certificates.
Use Voters’ Choice Awards as your go-to guide all year
You can use the Voters’ Choice Awards as a resource throughout the year. Winners, honorable mentions and finalists remain listed on the ballot page under their categories after the winners are announced. Bookmark the ballot now, and use it as a guide for everything local.