“What makes Idaho’s Best the BEST?”
Good question! The Idaho’s Best Awards aim to recognize the best businesses in each region of Idaho and the Gem State as a whole. Using a combination of 5-star reviews, online ratings, and votes, we recognize Idaho’s best businesses across nearly 300 categories. You can read more about how the awards work right here.
No one cares about getting it right more than Idaho’s Best does, period. We are relentless in our pursuit to find and recognize the best places, companies, and organizations in Idaho. We’re able to find the best (with your help) because we do it differently:
• No pay to play — participation is free. While we couldn’t do it without our sponsors, they are still held to the same scoring standards as any business in Idaho’s Best.
• You choose the nominees and do the voting, not us.
• Online reviews help determine the winners.
The Idaho’s Best Awards take place in three stages — nominations, voting, and reputation scoring. We don’t only recognize the best overall, but also the best for each of four regions of Idaho.
Central Idaho – Twin Falls, Mountain Home, McCall, Ketchum, Jerome, Burley
Eastern Idaho – Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Rexburg, Driggs, American Falls
Panhandle – Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Moscow, Lewiston, Sandpoint
Treasure Valley – Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Emmett, Payette
Phase 1: Nominations
Anyone who lives in Idaho can nominate a business or organization for Idaho’s Best; you can even nominate yourself! Nominations take place online from January 2 – 13, 2023. Remember; the more nominations you get, the better. The top nominees in each region will progress to the voting round.
Phase 2: Voting
After the nominees have been determined and notified, it’s time to get out the vote. The voting period is February 20 – March 8, 2023. Any Idaho resident with a mobile phone can cast their vote for as many categories as they like, but only one vote for each category. Voting is done through our website and ballots are secured through SMS verification.
Every Wednesday during the voting period we’ll be giving away great prizes via our “Hump Day Giveaway”. Those who referred other voters via our voting application will be automatically entered to win; every referred voter is an additional entry.
Phase 3: Reputation
The top vote-getters for each category in their region will move on as finalists. We’ll announce this as soon as we can after tallying and confirming votes. Finalists are then scored for their online reputation. Specifically, we’ll capture the previous 12 calendar months of reviews leading up to March 8, 2023.
Announcing the Winners
Once all the data is in, we’ll announce the winners at our Idaho’s Best Awards Ceremony, which will occur over two nights on April 18 – 19, 2023 in the Boise area.
Now let’s kick this party off with some nominations!