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2023 Perfect in Walton County Awards

The nomination period for the 2023 Perfect in Walton County Awards will be open from Aug. 15 to Sept. 9. Everyone, from homeowners and visitors to locals and workers can nominate their favorite Walton County businesses, events, and activities in an online form here on perfectinwaltoncounty.com

“From our residents to our visitors, we all have our favorite shops, restaurants, activities and places to explore,” says Matt Algarin, Walton County tourism director. “The Perfect in Walton County awards allow us to celebrate these businesses, events and activities, and keep people talking about their favorites throughout the year.”

“From our residents to our visitors, we all have our favorite shops, restaurants, activities and places to explore,” says Matt Algarin, Walton County tourism director. “The Perfect in Walton County Awards allow us to celebrate these businesses, events and activities, and keep people talking about their favorites throughout the year.”

Nominations can be made in as many or as few categories as you wish, but we will accept only one online form per email address. (No duplicates will be accepted.) Partners may encourage their guests, customers, followers, general public, friends, and family to nominate and vote for their businesses, events, and activities on their social media channels. Please review the contest rules HERERemember: every nomination counts and every vote counts!   

The top five nominees in each category will move on to the voting round, which begins Sept. 26 and ends Oct. 21 on perfectinwaltoncounty.com. The top three businesses with the highest number of votes in each category will be recognized as Diamond, Platinum or Gold winners at the Perfect in Walton County Awards presentation in Jan. 2023. These winners will be promoted in print and online by Walton County Tourism throughout the year.

Some of last year’s Diamond winners included Saczynski Gallery for Best Art Gallery/ Studio, Great Southern Café for Best Happy Hour, and YOLO Board for Best Outdoor Adventure Company. To view a complete list of last year’s winners, go to visitsouthwalton.com/2022-perfect-south-walton-awards or view the online version of the Perfect guide.

The 2023 categories include:

Activity/Shopping
Best Art Gallery/Studio
Best Event
Best Golf Course
Best Kids Attraction
Best Nature Locale
Best Retailer
Best Shopping Area
Best Tennis Facility

Accommodations
Best Boutique Vacation Rental Company (Less than 50 units)
Best Hotel/Resort
Best Rental Management Company (More than 50 units)

Food & Drinks
Best Breakfast
Best Casual Dining
Best Coffee House
Best Craft Beer/Spirits Selection
Best Fine Dining
Best Happy Hour
Best Lunch
Best Personal Chef/Catering Service
Best Sweet Treats
Best Wine Selection

Services
Best Beach/Event Services Provider
Best Fishing Charter
Best Local Musician/Band
Best Outdoor Adventure Activity
Best Photographer
Best Spa/Salon

Venues
Best Live Music Venue
Best Meeting/Conference Space
Best Wedding Venue

For more information about the Perfect in Walton County Awards program, please contact Industry Relations Specialist Lisa Foster at (850) 333-2728 or Lisa@visitsouthwalton.com.

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