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.

Giving Back Awards

​(Open community or self-nomination process for non-profit organizations and businesses that give back to the community)

Nominations/Voting: June-July

Results Published: Nov.-Dec. issue of Coastal Virginia Magazine

Top Dentists Peer-to-Peer Survey

(Peer-to-peer survey of licensed medical professionals)

Nominations: July-Aug., 2022

Results Published: Nov.-Dec. 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-August, 2022

Results Published: Jan-Feb. issue of Coastal Virginia Magazine AND CoVa BIZ

Best of Readers’ Choice Awards

(Reader-based open online voting process for the best businesses, services, attractions and personalities in Coastal Virginia)

Nominations/Voting: Jan.-March, 2023

Results Published: July-Aug. issue of Coastal Virginia Magazine

Top Docs Peer-to-Peer Survey

2022 top docs contest(Peer-to-Peer Based Survey, Medical License Required)

Nominations: TBD 2023

Results Published: Sept.-Oct. issue of Coastal Virginia Magazine

Top Real Estate Peer-to-Peer Survey

(Peer-to-peer survey of licensed realtors conducted by DataJoe Research)

Nominations: TBD 2023

Results Published: Jan.-Feb. issue of Coastal Virginia Magazine