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Bringing You the BEST of Southern Arizona.

Discover the magic of Southern Arizona's most beloved "Best Of" program with the Arizona Daily Star's Readers' Choice! Come celebrate the standout businesses that make the heart of the Tucson DMA beat with excitement.
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Be a Part of Southern Arizona's Most Prestigious
"Best Of" Awards Program

Arizona Daily Star's Readers' Choice is a community driven program like no other:

Free to
Participate

Entering is free, and spending money with us doesn't impact the results.

Quality Over
Popularity

Small, medium, and large businesses all have the same shot at winning.

Your Voice,
Your Votes

Our community holds the power to nominate, review, and vote. No judges.

Fair Play
For All

We utilize a third-party software system to authenticate
and prevent fraudulent voting.

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2024 PROGRAM

Celebrating the HUSTLE

This year we are going DISCO! It's all about shimmer, shine and business brilliance!

In every category, one business will take the dazzling crown of BEST, while two local favorites will shimmy into the spotlight! Let's get our voices heard and boogie on down to support our top picks in this year's Readers' Choice program. It's time to disco and let our favorites triumph, showing off the shining stars of our community!

Readers' Choice is a community driven program, and the Arizona Daily Star is dedicated to the overall integrity of the program.

  • Nomination Period: June 16 - June 23
  • Voting Period: July 28 - Sept 11
  • RC Awards Celebration: Sept 12, Casino Del Sol

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OUR SEARCH FOR THE BEST IN TUCSON

DISCO NIGHTS

Awards Celebration

Date/Time/Location TBD

Join us for the largest Business to Business Celebration in Southern Arizona!

Your ticket includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and one drink. More details to come.

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LOOKING BACK ON THE

2023 Readers' Choice Event

49k+ Nominations
260k+ Digital Votes
129k+ Text-to-Votes
22k+ Unique Participants 
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CELEBRATING THE BEST OUR COMMUNITY HAS TO OFFER

"It was a great celebration of businesses that have thrived despite all of today's economic challenges. These businesses are the best Tucson has to offer and we're grateful to our readers for selecting the winners."

David McCumber, Executive, Editor Arizona Daily Star

Frequently Asked Questions

Does purchasing votes work?

The short answer...NO.

THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE
We use a third-party software system checking IP addresses, email addresses and timestamps to combat fraudulent voting.

NOMINATIONS/VOTES/DISQUALIFIED
If fraud is suspected, nominations and /or votes involved will be disqualified.

COMPANIES CANNOT GUARANTEE WINS
If a business is approached about buying a guaranteed win by a third-party, no matter how reassuring they are that it is legal, IT IS NOT. Those votes will be disqualified.

How are my Readers' Choice packages billed?

Billing occurs over a 4 month period per section.

Nominations, Voting, Results, Event

What if I buy a package and don't win?

The strategy of the package is not paying for votes. The package is a way to reach your audience when it's at its peak and most engage. You gain significant brand visibility.

How do I find out if I won?

Results will be made public the night of the event (TBD). A results section will be published the week after.

How does voting work?

Users can vote once every 24 hours; the clock does not erase at midnight.

Do ads guarantee nominations or votes?

Ads on the ballot do not guarantee you will be nominated or move on to the voting phase; however, the ballot is one of the best places to be seen. The ad positions/enhanced listings amplify your presence and reach potential.