Submit your 'Best Of' nominations

The nomination period opens June 1, and winners will be recognized in October.

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The Best of the Brainerd Lakes nominations are open for the 2022 recognition.
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Do you have a local favorite restaurant, bakery, golf course, newspaper, home builder, resort or nonprofit?

The list goes on and on. If so, please help us recognize the best of the best by nominating them for the 2022 Best of the Brainerd Lakes awards.

The nomination period begins June 1 and runs through June 17. Voting for the 2021 Best of the Brainerd Lakes will begin July 1 and run through midnight July 31.

At the end of the voting period, votes will be tallied and the winners will be announced in the 2022 Best of the Brainerd Lakes magazine publishing in October.

This is a chance for the community to share with each other who is outstanding, stands out or is above the rest. It’s a chance for our local businesses to showcase what they have to offer and earn bragging rights of being the best in the Brainerd lakes area.

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