Nomination Period: Vote Period:
Friday, Jan 6, 12:01 AM - Wednesday, Jan 11, 3:00 PM Saturday, Jan 28, 12:01 AM - Sunday, Feb 5, 11:59 PM

Welcome to 2017 Readers' Choice "Favorites of the Four States" Contest

It’s your chance to support the business and service providers, entertainment establishments, restaurants and food specialties that make The Four States special.

Nominations have been tallied.  Readers may now vote, selecting from the “Top Five” nominees.  From the voting process, a winner in each category will be determined based on your support.

Step 1 – Creating an account: You’ll need to set yourself up with a FREE account by clicking on the “Register” button in the navigation bar. Fill out and submit the registration form. You’ll be sent an email to authenticate your account. After you have authenticated your account you can log in and vote.

Step 2 – The voting process: You must be ‘logged in’ to vote. 
On the desktop site, select the vote button in the navigation bar. 
On a smart phone, you must select the menu button in the top corner and then select vote.
To vote in each category, click the blue box to the left of ‘business & service’, ‘entertainment’ and ‘food’ sections.  After clicking those three boxes, select “Next”. This will allow you to vote for any or all of the 130 categories.

Once you’ve selected all of the individual businesses you’d like to vote for, select “Submit” votes. 

Return to this page to vote for your “Favorites” until 11:59 pm on  Sunday, February 5, 2017.
•    The official winners and finalists of The Joplin Globe Readers' Choice “Favorites of the Four States” contest will be published in a special section in The Joplin Globe on Sunday, February 26, 2017.                                                                                  
•    The Joplin Globe reserves the right to disqualify individual nominations, votes, voters or categories if they are determined to be fraudulent. Nominees many also be disqualified due to misuse of the official contest name, ‘Readers’ Choice “Favorites of the Four States”’ and/or official logo in any campaign or promotional materials. The official logo is available from The Joplin Globe Media Company for use in campaigning and promotion of nominees, top five finalists and winners.
•    See the Rules section for more detailed information.