Best of Springfield contest is underway: How to vote

The Best of Springfield in 2021 contest will have voting open from July 15 to Aug. 31.

The 2021 Best of Springfield contest is going on now. Residents can pick their favorites in dozens of categories.

This year’s contest, brought to you by the Greater Springfield Partnership and the Springfield News-Sun, will take your votes on 41 categories for the area’s best until Tuesday, Aug. 31.

To vote, visit and click through to the voting page. From there:

1. Scroll through the categories below to see what you can vote on.

2. Type your nomination into the box labeled “Nomination Name” below a category name. A “nomination” will also be considered your vote for this contest.

3. Click “Nominate.” If this is your first time nominating, you’ll be asked for your email address. This is required to vote.

4. Submit your nominations for as many categories as you like each day.

The winners will be announced in late October with a publication in the News-Sun and and a special event. More details will be available later on both.