Annual ‘Best Of…’ nomination period runs through this week |

Annual ‘Best Of…’ nomination period runs through this week

Staff report

Heads up, readers. We’re coming into the home stretch for the nomination period of our annual “Best Of” contest, so make your voice heard.

The Aspen Times is seeking nominations online for your favorite people, places and things around the Roaring Fork Valley for our “Best of 2020: Aspen, Snowmass, Basalt.” The nomination period ends Friday and then we move to the voting.

Who has the Best Happy Hour in Aspen? Where is the Best Margarita in Snowmass? What was the Best Virtual Event you watched? The Best Patio in Basalt? Which is the Best Chairlift? Who is the Best Volunteer?

Last year, we had more than 90,000 votes cast. If you think you’re the best, your business is the best, your friend is the best — make sure to nominate them.

This year, we are welcoming Basalt to our competition; all categories, outside of the specific town-based Food & Drink, are open to people and places from Aspen through Basalt.

The “Best of 2020” is split into two phases: nomination and voting. Only the top 10 most nominated people, places and businesses per category make it on the official voting ballot — think of it as the primaries.

The nomination process is a blind write-in; our online contest streamlines nominations and allows users to have their say without the influence of previous entries.

Visit to nominate your favorites in Aspen, Snowmass and Basalt. Nominations are being accepted through Friday.

After the nominees are vetted and tallied, voting will start Sept. 28 and run through Oct. 12. The winners will be announced in our “Best of 2020” publication, which will hit newsstands and post online in late November.

Nominate early, nominate often.