First Annual Best Of Virginia’s Eastern Shore Awards

Show your love for the shore!

by | Sep 1, 2022

Welcome to Coastal Virginia Magazine‘s first annual Best Of Eastern Shore Awards!

Show your love for the shore by participating in our first ever awards recognizing the places our readership love to frequent on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The contest will consist of a 3-week nomination period and then transition into a voting round.

Nominations: Sept. 1-23, 2022
Voting: Sept. 24 – Oct. 21, 2022


  • Any businesses or individuals who are found guilty of the following will be immediately disqualified:
    1. exchanging a good or service for votes (including bribes, sales, discounts, free items, etc.) will be immediately disqualified.
    2. exploiting a contestant in a negative manner for personal gain or votes
    3. participating in fraudulent voting (including 3rd party services, spam emails, etc.)
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine reserves the right to modify any categories or contestants.
  • Contestants may be nominated in no more than 6 categories and are eligible to win a max of 3.
  • A category needs atleast 5 contestants for it to remain in the competition.
  • You must have a registered Vote Vista account to nominate and vote. If you are creating a new account, you should receive a verification email shortly after submitting. If you do not see a verification email, check your spam and/or junk folder.



  • Nominations begin on Sept. 1 and end on Sept. 23.
  • Nominate by hitting the green “nominate” button that can be shown above the list of categories. Type in the business/individual and assign them to a category.
  • Each nomination will be reviewed for accuracy before getting accepted/rejected. Coastal Virginia Magazine reserves the right to remove or transfer any contestants nominated in any innapropriate categories.
    • Please note that it may take 48-72 hours for your approved nomination to appear on the ballot.
  • No new contestants will be added after Sept. 23.


  • Voting will take place from Sept. 24 and end on Oct. 21.
  • Vote by hitting the green “vote” button next to the candidate you wish to vote for.
  • Each voter is allowed one vote per category for the duration of the contest.
  • Our contest winners will be those who receive the most votes overall. (Contestants are eligible to win a max of 3 categories.)


If you have any troubles, question or concerns, please contact Web Content Manager Kelsey Thomas at

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