Welcome to Best of Ventura County 2020!

This is your chance to highlight the best businesses, organizations and people in Ventura County.

A few things to know before you get started:
1. You need to fill in 10 categories. If you aren't sure or don't have an opinion, please leave the question blank.

2. If a company, person or restaurant receives 5 unique write-ins, we will add them as an option, so feel free to think beyond the options provided. Please allow 24 to 36 hours excluding weekends for the name to appear on the list.
However, please only include companies, people or restaurants within Ventura zip codes. Also, do not write in "NA," "none," "idk" or similar responses (since you do not need to answer every question).

3. If your write-in suggestion doesn't appear as an option right away, please refrain from writing it in again; just leave the question blank. Repeated write-ins don't count toward the required 5 write-in total. These are manually tallied and added so please be kind. Please allow 24 to 36 hours excluding weekends for the name to appear on the list.

4. A company, person, or restaurant may only appear in 5 categories. 

The legal stuff: Voting starts on Monday, August 31, 2020 at noon and ends Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 5 p.m.). No write-ins will be accepted 10 days after voting starts. Submissions will only be accepted through the contest on https://vcreporter.com/. The Ventura County Reporter reserves the right to qualify all entries for eligibility. Limited one vote per IP address. The Ventura County Reporter reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual/organizations it finds to be acting in violation of the official rules:

• Tampering with the operation of the voting process, we determine to be duplicated or fraudulent will be disqualified.

• You may not assign your right to vote to anyone else.

• Businesses, organizations and individuals are not permitted to fill out incentives or submit ballots on behalf of their employees, customers or anyone else — with or without their consent and will be disqualified.

Winners will be determined by the total number of votes received online during the voting period. In the event of a tie, both businesses will receive awards.

Winners will be announced in the Thursday, November 19, 2020 Best Of Issue.

Thank you for participating. We look forward to your responses!