About Best of Omaha Awards
The Best of Omaha™ contest, sponsored by Omaha Magazine, began in the mid-’80s. It started with votes from the magazine staff but eventually expanded to the public in 1992. Readers could vote for their favorite Omaha businesses and services on paper ballots and fax or mail them. Today, all of the voting is done electronically.
There are currently 176 Best of Omaha™ categories with around 425,000 votes from around 20,000 voters.
The Best of Omaha™ results come out every year in Omaha Magazine‘s January/February issue with a readership over 115,000 during the two month shelf-life.