Gentle Reader readers we’re looking to start our engines and gear up for the 2018 edition of the HPR’s Best Bets -- the area’s longest-running media poll, with over 20 years on the track.
As you know, each week we do our best to set the scene and let you know the whos and whats of Fargo-Moorhead. Once a year we reach out to you, our readers, to put in your two cents to find the creme de la creme of FM. The voting will all be done online and on our Facebook page. We set up a poll in which you nominate your favorite local heroes in the community and tell us where the action is, so we can find out the best of the best in Fargo/Moorhead and give them due credit.
The survey is broken down into four parts: “People and Places,” “Arts and Entertainment,” “Food” and “Drink.”
Needless to say we want you to set the scene. Tell us about the top eats, the coolest digs, best gigs, movers, shakers, and melody makers in Fargo-Moorhead.
For the first part of our survey, we really want to get to know you better (but not in a weird way)...so we collect some basic information. This consists of your age, gender identity, where and when you pick up HPR.
The Best of the Best starts out in two phases. Balloting starts on April 12 at high noon and will continue until April 22. This is where we ask YOU our readers to nominate your hometown heroes and establishments.
From that point on we get one step closer to the winner’s circle and the real voting begins during the second phase on April 26-May 6. The awards ceremony will be held at the Plains Art Museum on May 20.
Winners are top secret until the night of the awards. High Plains Reader personnel are not allowed to compete and nominations need to be local. We are aiming to be as transparent as possible during this process and urge voters to keep small businesses in mind--it’s no secret that we love our mom and pop shops!
Ready... set... VOTE!
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