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WRAL.com Voters' Choice Awards to return

Posted June 4, 2018 12:23 p.m. EDT
Updated June 4, 2018 12:41 p.m. EDT

WRAL.com Voters' Choice Awards

— The WRAL.com Voters’ Choice Awards (VCAs) will return for its fourth year this September. The “best of” ballot gives the WRAL.com audience an opportunity to nominate and vote on their favorite people, businesses and services in the Triangle and other areas of North Carolina.

Each year the awards get bigger and better! Last year, more than 65,000 votes were cast in categories including best barbecue, biscuits, day spa and local blogger.

Mark your calendars because the nomination period runs Sept. 19 through Oct. 14. During this period, people can nominate their favorite businesses, people and services in tons of categories. The top five finalists will be revealed on Oct. 22 and people will have until Dec. 2 to cast their votes for the winners.

And if you are a business interested in sponsoring this year's awards or getting promotional graphics to help encourage people to nominate your business, check out this blog from WRAL Digital Solutions.

And get involved in the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #WRALVCAs.

2018 WRAL.com Voters’ Choice Awards Categories

ENTERTAINMENT & NIGHTLIFE

  • Bowling
  • Charity Event
  • Cocktails
  • Country Club
  • Dance Floor
  • Festival
  • Hotel/Vacation Rental
  • Karaoke
  • Live Music
  • Local Sports Team
  • Movie
  • Museum & Gallery
  • Neighborhood Bar
  • Networking
  • Outdoor Movie Series
  • Performing Arts Venue
  • Place to People Watch
  • Place to Watch the Game
  • Pool Hall & Arcade
  • Theater
  • Tourist Attraction
  • Travel Agency
  • Trivia
  • Weekend Getaway
  • Wine Bar

FAMILY & PETS

  • Birthday Party Venue
  • Camp
  • Dance Studio
  • Daycare/Pre-School
  • Family-Friendly Event
  • Gymnastics School
  • Indoor Activity Centers
  • Martial Arts Instruction
  • Midwife Services
  • Music Instruction
  • Park
  • SAT/ACT Preparation Services
  • Youth Sports League/Organization
  • Animal Hospital
  • Dog Park
  • Pet Supplies
  • Pet Training Services
  • Pet-Friendly Event
  • Veterinarian

FOOD & DRINK

  • Baked Goods
  • BBQ
  • Biscuits
  • Bottle Shop
  • Brewery
  • Burgers
  • Caterer
  • Deli
  • Distillery
  • Donuts
  • Farmers Market
  • Fine Dining
  • Food Truck
  • Fries
  • Healthy
  • Hot Dogs
  • International
  • Kids Menu
  • Local Chocolate
  • Local Coffee
  • Local Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt
  • New Restaurant (Opened in 2018)
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Pizza
  • Seafood
  • Southern Food
  • Steakhouse
  • Sushi
  • Tacos
  • Winery
  • Wings

HEALTH & LIFE

  • Barbershop/Hair Salon
  • Barre/Pilates/Yoga Studio
  • Chiropractic Services
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • CrossFit Gym
  • Day Spa
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Diet/Weight Loss Center
  • Doctor
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf Course
  • Grocery Store
  • Hospital
  • Massage
  • Nail Salon
  • Nurse
  • Optical/Vision Center
  • Orthodontist
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy
  • Place to Work
  • Tattoo & Piercing

HOME

  • Apartments
  • Appliance Store
  • Auto Services
  • Cleaning Services
  • Flooring/Carpet Store
  • Florist
  • Furniture Store
  • General Contractor
  • Hardware Store
  • Heating & Air Conditioner
  • Home Builder
  • Interior Design
  • Lawn Maintenance
  • Neighborhood/Subdivision
  • Nursery/Garden Center
  • Pest Control
  • Plumbing
  • Real Estate Agent

PEOPLE

  • Blogger
  • DJ
  • Instagrammer
  • K-12 Administrator
  • K-12 Educator
  • Local Celebrity
  • Local Philanthropist
  • Local Politician
  • Podcaster
  • Professional Athlete
  • Twitter Personality
  • Woman of the Year
  • WRAL TV Personality

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • Accounting Firm
  • Bank
  • Dry Cleaner
  • Insurance Company
  • Internet Service Provider
  • Investment Firm
  • Law Firm
  • Marketing Agency
  • Moving Company
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Portrait Photography
  • Retirement Facility/Assisted Living
  • Tax Preparation Company
  • Wedding Planner

SHOPPING

  • Antiques & Thrift Shop
  • Auto Dealer
  • Baby & Children’s Apparel
  • Department Store
  • Formal Wear
  • Gifts
  • Jewelry
  • Local Artisan Goods
  • Shopping Center
  • Sporting Goods
  • Toy Store