How Our Best of the Burgh Readers’ Poll Works

Everything you need to know to make sure your favorite business, event or personality doesn't miss out.

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Important Dates

Monday, Feb. 7: Nomination Round Opens
The key to winning is to first get as many nominations as possible. Download and share these images to spread the word to family, friends and customers. Those with the most nominations in each category advanced to the voting round.

Saturday, March 26: Nominations Round Ends

Monday, April 4: Voting Round Begins
Spread the word to get your friends, family and fans to vote for you. The more votes you get, the better your chances of being a Best of the Burgh winner.

Saturday, April 30: Voting Round Ends

Thursday, June 16: Winners announced online


My business is a finalist. How can I influence my chances of winning?
Let people know about Best of the ‘Burgh voting. Encourage customers and followers to vote. Download images here and use them on your website and social media channels.

Don’t your advertisers automatically win?
No. Best of the Burgh recognition is based only on our readers’ votes; there is zero connection between advertisers and winners.

What if my business isn’t on the ballot?
Mark your calendar for next February and make a plan to generate votes during the nomination phase of the contest.

How do I vote?
Visit, and cast your ballot. It’s that simple.

No Ballot Stuffing
Pittsburgh Magazine reserves the right to remove a finalist for consideration if there is flagrant evidence of ballot-stuffing.

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