It’s time to decide the ‘Best Of’ Dubois County


It’s time to once again nominate your favorite places to eat, shop and play in Dubois County in The Herald’s second annual Best Of Dubois County readers choice contest.

Last year’s contest garnered more than 250,000 votes to determine the best of what our county has to offer and this year’s contest is even bigger. Expanded to more than 120 categories, readers will decide who is deserving of the “Best Of” badge of honor in areas ranging from Food & Drink to Health & Beauty to Shopping. We’ve also added a Family & Fun section where you can vote in categories like Best School Spirit and Best Town Festival.

If you need a refresher from last year, here’s how the contest works: Go to to nominate your favorite business, individual or event in more than 120 categories. The nomination period began this morning at 9 a.m. and runs through 11 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12.

Find your favorite in each category and click the Nominate button to help them move on to the final ballot. If you don’t see your favorite already listed in any category, make sure to write it in.

The five businesses or individuals in each category with the most nominations will move on to the final ballot. Categories with fewer than three nominations will not move on to the voting phase of the contest.

The voting phase will run from 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, to 11 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. Again, visit during this time to make your selections and help determine the first, second and third place winners in each category.

For our print-only readers, the final ballot will also appear in The Herald during the voting phase. Fill it out and return it to our office before the end of the voting phase to have your votes included in the contest.

In both the nomination phase and the voting phase, readers will only be able to vote once in each category. The contest software has fraud detection enabled and readers who attempt to vote multiple times through multiple email
addresses will be removed from the contest.

Following the contest, the winners will be announced in a special magazine saluting the best of what Dubois County has to offer. Magazines will be delivered to Herald subscribers as well as to the top tourist areas in southern Indiana. Also, the magazine will be available digitally to share far beyond our county.

Local business make up a big part of our community. We’re excited to once again share this contest and offer the opportunity to help highlight the best of what our county has to offer.

Justin Rumbach is the publisher of The Herald. Questions about the contest can be emailed to

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