If you’re on the ballot for our 2022 Best of SLC Business Awards, congratulations! As a nominee, you earned your spot by having a good mix of nominations and reviews. Out of tens of thousands of local businesses, we narrowed it down to 2,381 nominees that will move on to the voting round.
Now that you’ve been named a nominee, the next step would be to claim your nomination.
Why do you need to claim your nomination?
It helps us verify your business information.
You would be shocked if you knew how much time and effort our team spends verifying candidate information. Besides getting the business name and category right, we’re comparing information and addresses across Google, Facebook, Yelp, the BBB, and your websites for all locations in Idaho to make sure that all of your votes and reviews are credited accordingly.
But we’re not asking for your pity (we did this to ourselves!), just for your help. 🙂
When you claim your nomination, you have the opportunity to help us get it right so we can make sure we are as fair and accurate as possible.
It establishes a point of contact.
Some of our nominees are sole proprietors, forging their own path with the unique skills they possess. Others have an empire across Utah, with dozens or even hundreds of employees. Either way, all of you are important to our community and it would be great if we knew who to present the nomination to.
We may be the most popular “best of” awards in Utah (OK, it definitely is), and we think we’re pretty awesome, but we are not going to assume that you’re automatically going to know the pertinent info for our awards. Claiming your nomination also helps us notify the right person when your business is nominated or if you become a finalist.
It helps us… and YOU!
It’s true! Claiming your nomination for Best of SLC can make it better. High levels of engagement drive the adjustments we make year-to-year. We do the best we can to achieve a level playing field.
Categories with few nominations and even fewer claimed nominations get less attention. They may be absorbed by another category or disappear altogether.
Categories with a lot of competitors and claimed nominations are likely to get more attention and be retained from year to year. This doesn’t mean they’re scored differently, but that it’s more likely we’ll add categories that are more narrowly defined, giving every business in that group better odds and a fairer shake.
Claiming your nomination can even give you an edge when you need it. Ties in scoring aren’t frequent, but when they occur the nod goes to a company who claimed their nomination if their opponent did not.
So, when in doubt, always claim your nomination!