Frequently Asked Questions

How can my business be listed on The Best of Nassau County Contest ballot?

All nominees are entered during the nomination phase. If you do not see a business listed, you can submit a “Write-In” nomination through April 29, 2022. After the “Write-In” nomination has been approved, it will appear on the ballot for voting which will start May 20, 2022. Businesses will be checked for validity, so please make sure the nomination is submitted with the correct name and the corresponding category. If a business cannot be verified, the nomination will not be published on the ballot.

Does a business have to advertise to be on the ballot?

No. Blank Slate Media welcomes all valid businesses in Nassau county to be nominated in relevant categories for free. If you do not see a business listed, you can submit a “Write-In” nomination through April 29, 2022.  After the “Write-In” nomination has been approved, it will appear on the ballot for voting which will start May 20, 2022. Businesses will be checked for validity, so please make sure the nomination is submitted with the correct name and the category is appropriate. If a business cannot be verified, the nomination will not be published on the ballot. Blank Slate Media  offers free promotional social media images in addition to paid marketing opportunities for businesses to promote their nomination, but all businesses can be listed on the ballot upon approval.

How many Categories are there in Best of Nassau County Contest?

You can vote in 300+ categories related to the following groups: Arts/Entertainment, Automotive, Bars/Nightlife, Food/Restaurants, Health/Wellness/Beauty, Home and Design, Kids, Pets, Services, Shopping, Sports/Recreation and Weddings.

How do I go about adding a new category?

Please submit all requests to [email protected] All requests submitted on or before April 29, 2022 will be reviewed and considered for approval.

Can my business be nominated in multiple categories?

Yes. Businesses can be nominated in all relevant categories upon approval. For instance, ABC Restaurant can be nominated for Best Italian Restaurant and Best Family Restaurant. Businesses will be checked for validity, so please make sure the nomination is submitted in the appropriate category. If a business cannot be verified, the nomination will not be published on the ballot.

My business is interested in sponsoring a Group or Category, but the Group or Category has already been taken.
What options do I have?

A business can sponsor 1 of 12  Groups or one of the 300+ categories. If a Group or Category is reserved, consider an option that is relevant to the audience voting in this category. For instance, ABC Mexican Restaurant  wants to sponsor the Mexican Restaurant category, but this has already been reserved. Consider the category Sponsorship for Best Margarita instead.

How does the Best of Nassau County Contest voting phase work?

Voting starts May 20, 2022.  Each voter is allowed one vote per category each day.

What is the best way for my loyal customers to vote for my business in the Best of Nassau County Contest?

You can share the link for people to vote:  theisland360.secondstreetapp.com/Blank-Slate-Media-Best-of-Nassau-County-2022/. Voters can cast their ballot in up to 300+ categories. Each voter is allowed one vote per category each day.

Feel free to share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, email database and more! Direct your fans to vote online at theisland360.secondstreetapp.com/Blank-Slate-Media-Best-of-Nassau-County-2022.

Promote through newspaper advertising, website advertising and email advertising.

Are there ways for my business to be promoted on the Best of Nassau County Contest ballot?

Blank Slate Media offers several unique and affordable ways for your business to promote their services.  Promote through newspaper advertising, website advertising and email advertising.

When will the winners and finalists be announced?

We will contact winners after the votes are calculated, but we will ask that nothing be made public until our special section is published on Friday, August 5, 2022.

Our Best of Nassau County Contest Winners Networking Event will be on August 17, 2022 at Crest Hollow Country Club, 5:30pm-7:30pm.

How do you prevent cheating?

The Best of Nassau County Contest ballot voting will be consistently reviewed throughout both nomination and voting phases. If suspicious activity or fraudulent voting is suspected, a nominated business could potentially be disqualified and permanently removed from the current program and future.

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