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Our Best of Kansas City contest is the biggest and longest-running contest of its kind in the area. Even though our Best of KC is kind of a big deal, we know that there are still some things that might be confusing.

We’ve tried to anticipate some questions you might have into this FAQ. If you still have more questions after reading this, please contact us!

Does advertising have any influence on who the winners are?

No! Voters are the only influence on who the winners are. You nominate, then vote on your favorite KC icons and then we run them through top-secret fancy software, then hand-audit and publish the results. The integrity of the ballot is of the utmost importance to us!

Do advertisers get preferential treatment?

Nope. Advertisers get the opportunity to remind voters about their work and what they do before you cast your ballot, but they do not get any special treatment when it comes to votes or determining the winner. We aren’t running a pay-to-play contest.

Well, what’s the point of advertising then?

To showcase a business/person/service voters may not have thought of before deciding who to nominate and vote for. 

How do you try to stop people from cheating? 

People try to stuff the virtual ballot box all the time. We know when they do. We have plenty of ways of handling this.

Why don’t you have a category for _______?

We try to capture all of Kansas City in our categories (seriously, there are over 500 of them). But if there’s something you think needs to be included that isn’t, let us know

Why are there so many freaking categories?

We want to make sure that every possible great part of Kansas City is featured in our Best of KC contest. Sure, we could cut the number of categories, but that would exclude cool things in our city. What’s the fun in that? 

How do I get nominated?

Anyone and everyone in Kansas City can submit one nomination for each category. If you want to get nominated, encourage your followers, customers, family, friends, even that guy you met at the party one time, to nominate you! It’s totally up to the voters. 

Any other questions? 

Contact us if you have any other questions.

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