The wait is over - voting for BEST OF 2022 now open!


The moment everyone has been waiting for has arrived. More than 105,000 nominations were placed by Gulf Coast Media readers during the nomination phase. Now, the top five finalists in every category have been revealed and voting in BEST OF 2022 is open! Head over to and start getting your votes in today to help determine who will be this year’s BEST OF BALDWIN.

Voting in BEST OF 2022 will remain open until Sunday, Nov. 21 at 11:59 p.m. You can vote for all your Baldwin favorites once per day per category in over 400 categories. There is no cost to participate in the contest. A one-time registration is required.

This year’s contest saw more nominations cast than in previous years, making it the biggest Best Of yet. Can we continue to break the record during the voting round? Every vote counts - your votes will help determine who will take the title of BEST OF 2022.

This year, the contest has been rebranded with a fancy new logo, the addition of a glossy winners’ magazine, and the Inaugural BEST OF BALDWIN: Red Carpet Event, taking place in February 2022 (date TBD). Finalists who received the most votes will win a BEST OF BALDWIN 2022 window cling, a BEST OF BALDWIN 2022 framed certificate, a free ticket to the BEST OF BALDWIN: Red Carpet Event and be listed in the BEST OF BALDWIN glossy magazine and on the winners’ website. Winners will be announced online and in print following the BEST OF BALDWIN: Red Carpet Event.

If you are a finalist and would like information on promoting your business during the contest, contact your Gulf Coast Media Sales Representative or email You can sign up to receive free promotional ‘Vote for Us’ packages at

Don’t forget to place your votes in this year’s BEST OF 2022 to help all of your favorites come out on top! Winners will be officially announced at the BEST OF BALDWIN: Red Carpet Event in February 2022. Winners’ notifications will be sent by Gulf Coast Media staff in December 2021.

Head to and start getting your votes in for BEST OF 2022!