2021 Best of Austin "Vote Now" Campaign Materials

Are you the best at what you do? Encourage your fans to cast their votes for you with these campaign assets.

The Austin Chronicle’s annual Best of Austin awards celebrate the people, places, and businesses that make Austin so special. Voting in our first Readers Poll ballot runs Feb. 11-March 8. From the thousands of votes cast, finalists will be selected in each category. Readers then vote for their favorite of the finalists in our second round, running March 25-April 12. Winners will be announced in the May 13 issue.

Wondering what’s on the ballot this year? Scroll down to see all the categories in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Nightlife, Kids & Family, Politics & Media, Shopping, Services, and Sports & Recreation.

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Best of Austin 2021 Categories

Arts & Entertainment
Museum
Art Gallery
Visual Artist
Performance Space/Theatre
Theatre Director
Actress
Actor
Classical Musician
Dancer/Choreographer
Muralist
Graphic Artist
Comedy Troupe
Stand-up Comic
Comedy Club/Venue
Comedy/Storytelling Showcase
Fiction Writer
Nonfiction Writer
Comic Creator/Graphic Novelist
New Book by an Austin Writer (Must be published between Jan. 2020 and Jan. 2021 to be eligible.)
Burlesque Performer
Drag Performer
Drag Showcase
Local Video Game Developer
Movie Theatre
Film Festival/Series
Filmmaker
Outdoor Festival
Most Innovative Pivot
Arts and Entertainment Wild Card (Don’t Forget to Tell Us Why!)
Food and Drink
New Restaurant (Must have opened between Jan. 2020 and Jan. 2021 to be eligible.)
Established Restaurant
Chef
Pastry Chef
Late-Night Dining
Restaurant/Beverage Delivery
Drive-Through
Patio
Brewery
Winery
Distillery
Food Truck
Coffee Shop
Breakfast
Weekend Brunch
Bakery
Fine Dining
Steak
Vegan/Vegetarian
Juice/Smoothie
Pizza
Burger
Tacos
Margarita
Barbecue
Noodles/Ramen
Sushi
Italian
Ice Cream/Frozen Treats
Desserts
Service
Cheap Date
Most Innovative Pivot
Food and Drink Wild Card (Don’t Forget to Tell Us Why!)
Kids and Family
Party Place
All-Ages Venue
Toy Store
Kids’ Clothing
Summer Camp
Youth Sports Program
Youth Arts Program
Youth STEM Program
Online Tutoring / Children’s Education
Birthday Cakes
Family Restaurant
Playground
Family Festival
Best Pivot
Kids and Family Wild Card (Don’t Forget to Tell Us Why!)
Nightlife
Dance Club
Large Live Music Venue
Intimate Live Music Venue
Outdoor Venue
DJ
Cocktail Bar
Dive Bar
Sports Bar
Bar for Singles
Happy Hour
Bartender
Place for Sober Socializing
Karaoke
Jukebox
Trivia Night
LGBTQIA Club
Queer Party
Pool Hall
Escape Room
Adult Club
Most Innovative Pivot
Nightlife Wild Card (Don’t Forget to Tell Us Why!)
Politics and Media
Print Publication
Online Media Outlet
Radio Station
Radio Program
Spanish-Language Radio Station
Radio Host
Podcast
TV News
TV Anchor/Reporter
Sportscaster
Weatherperson
Journalist
Film Critic
Food Writer
Photographer
Online Personality (YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)
City Official
State Official
Nonprofit/Grassroots Org
Activist
Local Controversy
Most Innovative Pivot
Politics and Media Wild Card (Don’t Forget to Tell Us Why!)
Shopping
Men’s Clothing
Women’s Clothing
Vintage/Consignment Clothing
Bridal Shop
Jewelry
Furniture/Accessories
Used Furniture/Antiques
Garden Store/Nursery
Florist
Neighborhood Grocery
Farmers’ Market/Farmstand
Liquor Store
Adult Store
Smoke Shop
CBD Purveyor
Pet Store
Bookstore
Electronics Store
Sporting Goods
Comics/Fandom
Game/Gaming
Record Store
Arts and Crafts Store
Austin Gifts/Souvenirs
Monthly Subscription Box/Service
Most Innovative Pivot
Shopping Wild Card (Don’t Forget to Tell Us Why!)
Services
Barbershop
Salon
Spa
Massage
Mani/Pedi
Wax/Skincare
Lashes/Brows
Hotel
Bike Shop/Repair
Psychic/Tarot
Tattoo
Auto Repair/Service
Computer Repair
Music Services/Equipment
Home Maintenance/Services
Lawn Care/Landscaping
Fencing
A/C Repair/Installation
Electrician
Plumber
Locksmith
Cleaning Service
Laundromat
Dry Cleaner
Tailor/Alteration
Movers
Real Estate Agent
Apartment Locator
Lawyer
Veterinarian
Doggie Day Care
Pet Grooming
Wedding Venue
Online Adult Education
Most Innovative Pivot
Services Wild Card (Don’t Forget to Tell Us Why!)
Sports and Recreation
Place to Tube
Place to Camp
Place to Hang With Your Pet
Swimming Pool
Swimming Hole/Lake
Sports Venue
Bowling Alley
Golf Course
Gym
Exercise Class
Self-Defense Class
Personal Trainer
Yoga
City Trail
Out-of-Town Hike
Outdoor Run/Race
Alternative Sports
Pro/Semi-Pro Sports Team
Most Innovative Pivot
Sports and Recreation Wild Card (Don’t Forget to Tell Us Why!)