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The Bakersfield Californian's 2023 Best of Readers' Choice Awards nominating starts on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 at Noon through Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Things to know when nominating.

  • The top 10 individuals, places and businesses with the most nominations in each category will appear on the voting ballot.
  • All new nominations are reviewed and could take up to two business days to appear on the ballot.
  • These categories (Best Chef, Best Local Radio/News Personality, Best Local TV Personality, Best Acupuncture Provider, Best Aesthetics, Best Allergist, Best Cardiologist, Best Chiropractor, Best Dentist, Best Dermatologist, Best General Practitioner, Best Implant Dentist, Best Neurologist, Best OBGYN, Best Oncologist, Best Ophthalmologist, Best Optometrist, Best Orthodonist, Best Orthopedic Doctor, Best Pain Management Provider, Best Pediatrician, Best Plastic Surgeon, Best Urologist, Best Veterinarian, Best Business Law Attorney, Best CPA, Best Defense/DUI Lawyer, Best Divorce Lawyer/Family Law, Best Event Planner, Best Financial Advisor, Best Handyman, Best Local Insurance Agent, Best Personal Injury Lawyer, and Best Real Estate Agent) require first and last name, and name of business they work for to be considered for the ballot. Nominations received without required information will not be counted for the ballot.
  • Any incomplete nominations will not be counted on the ballot. Complete business names are required.
  • All business and places being nominated need to be currently open and open to the public.
  • Individuals being nominated need to be currently working in the category nominated for.
  • Nominations placed under the wrong category will be removed. You will need to nominate again under the correct category.

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