Virginia Media - Best of 2020

Our 27th Anniversary

Best of  (formally known at The Virginian-Pilot‘s People’s Choice Award) is a contest where consumers are nominating and voting for their favorite businesses. With just shy of 200 categories in each city, there are countless ways for businesses to promote their offerings and encourage readers to vote for them. The ballot will be comprised of nominated businesses and businesses who have purchased a voter promotional campaign. 

This year we are combining the contests from The Virginian-Pilot, Daily Press, and Virginia Gazette for exposure across all of Hampton Roads!

Why Participate?

  • Best of supports an awareness campaign for businesses
  • Winners can use the Best of logo in all promotion. This helps elevate them above their competitors and encourages new customers to try them out!
  • Best of banners and posters are provided to gold winners
  • Best of downloadable PDF posters are provided to silver and bronze winners


Voting: 5.2 – 5.23
Winners edition: August 22nd & August 23rd

Where can I vote for Best of?

Since combining the contest for our three largest publications, all voting will take place on  However, each city will have its own redirect so customers can continue to vote the way they always have.

The Virginian-Pilot:
Daily Press:
Virginia Gazette: 

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