Ready, set, nominate! 

Published 6:51 pm Friday, May 21, 2021

Have a favorite teacher, pastor, home health care nurse? How about a favorite real estate agent, insurance agent or financial adviser? Is there a favorite restaurant that your family just loves? The answer is undoubtedly a resounding yes!

Now is your chance to show your favorites some love and nominate them in the Suffolk News-Herald 2021 Locals Choice Awards.

There are eight overall categories to choose from:

  • Around Town
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Best Overall
  • Eating & Drinking
  • Health & Wellness
  • Services
  • Shopping
  • Sports & Fitness

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Subcategories include everything from the best accounting firm to the best wait staff.

It’s simple to nominate. Just visit our website,, click on the blue tab labeled Contests and click on Locals Choice 2021. Choose a category, make your nomination, and fill in your email address — it’s that easy. Continue and complete the registration form. Note that you must register in order to nominate.

The nomination phase will close May 31 at 11:59 p.m. Once the nominations are tabulated, the top nominees in each category will advance to the voting round set to start in July.

Winners will be recognized in a special print and online section once the voting round has ended and the votes have been tallied and verified.

Spread the news and spread some love. Tell your family and friends to nominate their favorites.