Frequently Asked Questions

Nominations will open at noon on June 7, 2023
& will close at midnight on July 5, 2023.
Finalists will be announced and voting will open at noon on July 19, 2023 & will close at midnight on August 16, 2023.
Winners will be announced August 30th, 2023 at noon.

Certificates will be emailed after the winners are announced. Make sure you have completed the online contact form CLICK HERE. If you didn’t receive yours, give us a call at 972.899.3637!

Residents from around Denton County are asked to nominate their favorite businesses right here on our website. There are over 450 categories to nominate in. All that is needed is a valid email address to vote. And here’s what makes this even better – to ensure that there’s no fraudulent voting, each vote is counted only once per email address and IP address. This means that the Best of Denton County truly represents what our community values and loves.

After the nomination stage concludes, it’s time to cast your votes! The nominations are counted with the help of trusted third-party software. The top three nominees in each category then proceed to the final voting round, where all residents can participate and choose their favorite candidates for the “Best of Denton County” title.

If a resident has to travel to you, the business must be located within Denton County. If your business travels to the resident, then the business can be located outside of Denton County.

Winners and Top 3 finalists receive a complimentary listing on our website. But that’s not all! You can take it a step further by transforming your listing into a hyperlink that directs to your own website.

Additionally, both winners and finalists have the chance to advertise on our website, giving your business even more exposure. If you’re interested in advertising, or have any questions, feel free to give us a call at 972.899.3637 or send us an email to

The Student’s Choice Award gives the opportunity for students from Denton County to vote independently from their parents. Several categories do not apply to students who may live in apartments or dorms, so there is a separate process that gives them an opportunity to make their voices heard.

The Best of Denton County magazine is a yearly publication listing every winner in the directory. It is a publication that is exclusive to the finalists and winners of “Best of Denton County” and delivered to over 50,000 of the most affluent home in Denton County, plus additional copies are blanketed all over the county at high-traffic locations such as waiting rooms, city, and public offices, chambers and then sent out in many relocation packages.

There are over 400 categories to choose from, which sure is a lot! We try to limit the number of categories listed so residents don’t get overwhelmed by the sheer number of categories they can vote for. However, we always take suggestions for new categories. You can fill out your suggestion by clicking the button below. The category suggestion deadline is June 2nd.

Click our Marketing section in the navigation bar above; from there, you can access any graphics you need. Logos can be downloaded but can not be altered in any way.

Since business names are submitted by residents, typos do happen. To have your name corrected, fill out our form by clicking the button below.

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Best of Denton County was established in 2004.