Contests

Coastal Virginia Magazine conducts a variety of annual contests that are open to our readers and the public. Below are our ongoing contests along with general timelines for each. Please note specific dates for nominations, voting and publication are subject to change. Links to currently active contests will be posted on this page as they go live.

Best Of Coastal Virginia Weddings

(Reader-based open online voting process for the best businesses, services and vendors in the Coastal Virginia wedding industry)
Nominations/Voting: Starting Soon! June 3rd – July 15th
Results Published: 2025 Issue of Coastal Virginia Weddings

Best Of Virginia’s Eastern Shore Awards

(Reader-based open online voting process for the best businesses, services and attractions on Virginia’s Eastern Shore)
Nominations/Voting: Sept. 16-Nov. 1, 2024 (Write-in nominations accepted until Oct. 4)
Results Published: May/June issue of Coastal Virginia Magazine

Top Lawyers Peer-to-Peer Survey

(Peer-to-peer survey of licensed physicians conducted by DataJoe Research)
Nominations/Voting: July 15-Sept. 3, 2024
Results Published: Jan/Feb. issue of Coastal Virginia Magazine AND CoVa BIZ

Giving Back Awards

(Open community or self-nomination process for non-profit organizations and businesses that give back to the community)
Nominations/Voting: June 7-July 26, 2024
Results Published: Nov./Dec. issue of Coastal Virginia Magazine

Top Real Estate Peer-to-Peer Survey

(Peer-to-peer survey of licensed realtors conducted by DataJoe Research)
Nominations/Voting: 2024 CONTEST CONCLUDED (2025 DATES TBD)
Results Published: May/June issue of Coastal Virginia Magazine

Best of Readers’ Choice Awards

(Reader-based open online voting process for the best businesses, services, attractions and personalities in Coastal Virginia)
Nominations/Voting: 2024 CONTEST HAS CONCLUDED
Results Published: July/Aug. issue of Coastal Virginia Magazine

Top Docs Peer-to-Peer Survey

(Peer-to-Peer Based Survey, Medical License Required)
Nominations/Voting: Mar. 1 – April 29, 2024
Results Published: Sept./Oct. issue of Coastal Virginia Magazine
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