Best of the Best


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Each year Statesman | LOCALiQ acknowledges Austin’s “Best of the Best” businesses, powered by the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360.

Garnering nominations and being recognized among Austin consumers as the BEST in your category is a big advantage! We all understand the importance of “reviews” and word of mouth these days to our businesses. As this is a consumer poll, the title of Best of the Best is coveted and a badge that winners can leverage in their marketing.


There are two rounds of voting:

NOMINATIONS (June 28-July 12). This is when we identify the top 5 businesses in each category. The nomination ballots are submitted online and nominations limited to 1 vote per day per user.

MULTIPLE-CHOICE VOTING (August 16-30). The top nominees from each category advance to the ballot (minimum nominees per category is 2 and maximum is 5). All voting is online.

LET’S CELEBRATE! VIRTUAL EVENT PLANNED FOR OCTOBER 29, 2020! The top three nominees in each category are invited to attend Austin’s Best of the Best Gala VIRTUAL gala planned for Thursday, October 29, where we announce the winners! Each nominee receives 2 tickets to the event with their ad package; more tickets and tables are available for purchase. Think of this as Austin’s Espy Awards for business! Watch highlights from last year’s event:

GET NOTICED! Austin’s Best of the Best publishes in the Austin American-Statesman and on on Wednesday, November 11 honoring the winners presented at the “Let’s Celebrate” Gala on October 29. Each year, nominees have the opportunity to purchase an ad in the Best of the Best publication as well as attend the gala. Advertising messages are centered around the honor of being a finalist, as winners are note announced until the day of the Gala.

To learn more about promoting your business in Best of the Best, contact us at or call 512-445-1739.




Check out “The Best of Austin: Get to Know ATX,” which published in the Statesman in March, 2020. This special edition highlights the area’s businesses that were voted tops in the category at the 2019 Best of the Best Gala last September.


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