Bigger and better – that’s the Siouxland’s Choice Awards.
Long a part of The Weekender, the 17-year-old awards have expanded and now will be open to readers of the Sioux City Journal.
Beginning Monday, you can vote for your favorites in categories that cover everything from best food options to best bands. Go to http://bit.ly/SiouxlandReadersChoice to cast your ballot. You have until Feb. 4 to do so.
Sponsored by WinnaVegas Casino Resort, the poll has been revamped so the categories are stronger. In the past, familiar names repeatedly turned up in certain areas because there weren’t that many competitors. Now, officials say, country bands will compete with acoustic musicians, DJs will battle rappers and rock groups will take on metal bands for the ultimate titles.
Also, there are new categories to test the pulse of the region in everything from health and fitness to beauty, shopping and automotive.
The Weekender solicited nominees in December and created the final ballot, which features the top five vote-getters in each category.
“This is a great way to let your favorite businesses, entertainers and service providers know you think they’re doing a great job,” said Journal Editor Bruce Miller. “It’s the most wide-ranging competition in the area. That’s why we wanted to be a part of this year’s contest."
Winners will be announced at the end of February in The Weekender.