First launched by Free Times in 1989, Best Of Columbia is the Midlands region's most respected readers' poll.

Why? Because Best of Columbia is a true readers’ poll — we don't hand out awards to whoever spent the most money on advertising, nor are the writers and editors of Free Times deciding who gets the nod in any given category.

During the April nomination round, readers made recommendations in each category. In this final voting round, you'll pick from a multiple-choice list in each category. Then, in August, we'll announce the winners and runners-up in each category.

You have to vote in at least 15 categories in order for your ballot to count. You can only vote once per valid email address.

When you reach the end, just log out — your votes are being recorded as you go.

The 2017 ballot is open June 7-30. Thank you for voting!