2019 Best of the Pine Belt nominations begin Jan. 14

By STAFF REPORTS,

Once again, it's time to nominate local businesses, people, events, cuisine and art for this year's Best of the Pine Belt awards. Several key categories will be selected to be featured at the Best of the Pine Belt Awards Show at the Saenger Theater later this year. Those categories are selected from the nomination and final voting process. All voting takes place at the official festival website, www.festivalsouth.org. 

Last year, more than 867,000 votes created a guide to the Pine Belt's favorite people, places and things that make the area great. Once again, the complete list of "best" will be featured in the festival program that encompasses the June edition of Signature Magazine.

The Best of the Pine Belt Awards show is a red-carpet evening gala that is one of the highlights of the entire year, featuring special guests, awards presentations, live music and more, it is one of the hottest tickets of Festival South. 

To nominate y our favorites beginning Jan. 14, simply log on to www.festivalsouth.org and click on the Best of the Pine Belt. There, choose a category and type in nominations for as many categories as you like. Only one vote per IP address will be counted, so businesses and individuals that want to win will have to work hard to encourage their fans to vote for them. To assist in that effort, free downloadable posters are available on the website. 

Materials are available online at www.festivalsouth.org to solicit votes in the nominations process. Click on the Best of the Pine Belt and download logos, signs and more.