CoVa Best of Awards 2021

Welcome to the Coastal Virginia Best of Readers Choice Awards!!

The Voting phase will begin on February 10, 2021 and run through March 15, 2021.

Voting

  • Vote for as many or as few categories as you would like, each voter is allowed one vote per category for the duration of the contest.
  • You MUSTsubmit your name and e-mail address with entry to validate your ballot.
  • All nominated businesses will go through to the final round.
  • The finalist round for voting runs from February 10, 2021, at 4 pm through March 15, 2021.
  • Our contest winners will be those receiving the most votes overall.

Important Note

While businesses are encouraged to promote themselves through all legitimate marketing channels, in an effort to maintain the integrity of the CoVa Best of Awards voting process:

Any nominated business found to have used a third-party service to unfairly influence their vote count will be immediately disqualified (please be aware of potential scammers who may solicit your business for this purpose).

Any nominated businesses offering discounts, gift certificates or other monetary rewards to customers in exchange for Best Of votes will be immediately disqualified.

If you have any questions, or problems please contact Web Marketing and Promotions Manager, Kathryn Kelly - kkelly@vgnet.com.

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News/Media/Personalities

Contest Categories

Voting Ends 2021-03-15

Best Female Local Radio Personality

95.7 R& B: Theressa Brown


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Chelsea – 94.9 The Point & Z104


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Devin – 101.3 2WD & 94.9 The Point


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Dr. Christine Bacon


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Kat Simons – 101.3 2WD


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Natalia Soniak, Z104


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Theressa Brown - 95-7 R&B


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WHRO 90.3 - AFTERNOON CLASSICS WITH WAYLA CHAMBO


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WHRO 90.3 - MID DAY CLASSICS WITH REBECCA WEINSTEIN


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Best Local App

Best Local Instagram - Influencer - Must have at least 1000 followers, must have at least 500 posts, must showcase CoVa/ VA specific information in 90% of your posts, must include handle

@odester_eats , Odester Eats


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Anne F @Rock.Anne.Roll


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Anne Furlow - Community Manager Yelp Coastal Virginia


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Some Guy Named Allen


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The Caffeinated Yogi @danyelltheyogi


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The Cravings Queen - @thecravingsqueen


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Best Local Instagram Account - Business (must include handle)

@hottunavb - Hot Tuna - Va Beach


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@shorebreakpizza - Shorebreak Pizza & Taphouse


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@theshackvb (The Shack)


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@watermansvb (Waterman's)


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Studio Mas Creative, LLC. (@studiomascreative)


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The Virginia Beer Company, @virginiabeerco


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Work/Place @workplaceva


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Yelp Coastal VA @YelpCoastalVA


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Best Local Instagram Account - Foodie (Must include handle)

@odester_eats , Odester Eats


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@SoFullZest - Kim Parker, So Full Zest


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@virginiabeachgoodeats


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Chris - @plazoo_bbq


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I Heart Food, @iheartfoodvb


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Inside Virginia @insidevirginia


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Josh Raulerson @joshuaraulerson


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The Cravings Queen - @thecravingsqueen


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Yummo Bucko @yummobucko


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Best Local Instagram Account - Photography (Must include handle)

Gibby Visuals, Inc


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Griffin Photography @jbgriffinphotography


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Jeff Wermers - @jeffwermers_b_side


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Jennifer Roberts Lundgren - @jen.all.circles.roberts


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Jessica Shea Photography - @jsheaphoto22


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Kelly Marderosian Photography @kellymarderosianphoto


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LexLeigh Photography, @lexleighphotography


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Marcus Holman - @marcusholmanphotography


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Nick Rizzo - @nickrizzo_


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Shiino Photography - @altershiino


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Tom Schaad, WAVY TV


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When Skies Are Grey Photography by Denise


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Best Local Internet Radio Show / Program

A Dose of Hope Radio Host Hope Sheree


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Big Red, Little Blue, Medium Orange


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The Bob Matthews Show


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WHRV - OUT OF THE BOX WITH PAUL SHUGRUE


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WHRV - SINNETT IN SESSION


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WHRV - WATCHING AMERICA WITH DR. ALAN CAMPBELL


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Best Local Professional Instagram Account (Must Include handle)

@odester_eats , Odester Eats


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CLUBWAKA Hampton Roads - @wakahamptonroads


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Elite Photo @elitephoto


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Great Neck Doggie Daycare - @greatneckdoggiedaycare


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Live with Rhoda Young: IG: @rhodayoungtv fb: Live w/Rhoda Young


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Oceanfront9 @oceanfront9


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Omnia Unlimited - @omniaunlimited


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Secondhand Stylish @secondhandstylish


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The Bunker Brewpub @bunkerbrewpub


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The Cravings Queen - @thecravingsqueen


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The Decker Law Firm - @deckerlawfirm


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The Virginia Beer Company - @virginiabeerco


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Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service - @vblsforlife


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Visit Williamsburg, @visitwilliamsburg


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Yelp Coastal Virginia - @yelphrva


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Best Local Radio Show / Program

103 Jamz Breakfast Club


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89.5 WHRV - MORNING EDITION


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95.7 R& B: Theressa Brown


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Breakfast with Bacon


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Cash & Carly on 97.3 The EAGLE


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Gina Gambony - Morning Edition WHRV 89.5FM


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Jen Lewis - Mornings on 92.9 The WAVE


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Mike and Woo Wooo


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Morning Guy Eric on 93.7 BOB FM


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Nick Chappell in the Morning 96X


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Rumble in the Morning, FM 99


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Some Guy Named Allen


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Sunday Smack Talk


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The Hangover Brunch


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The Macrini Morning News Team


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WHRV - ANOTHER VIEW WITH BARBARA HAMM LEE


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WHRV - HEARSAY WITH CATHY LEWS


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Z Morning Zoo on z104


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Best Local Radio Station

89.5 WHRV - WHRO PUBLIC MEDIA


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99.1, WXGM, Gloucester, VA


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99.3 1920s Radio Network


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Sports Radio 965FM/850AM


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US 106.1 America's Country


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WOVV 90.1 fm ocracoke


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Best Local TV News Reporter

Best Local TV Program

Best Local TV Traffic Person

Best Male Local Radio Personality

Best Male Local TV News Anchor

Best New Local Radio Talent (Must be new to this market as of 01/01/2020)

A Dose of Hope Radio Host Hope Sheree


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