What to Expect

What can nominees and winners expect from the Best of Victoria 2023

Best of Victoria 2023 is proudly brought to you by VictoriaNow. The winners' will be published in a glossy magazine entitled Best of Victoria 2023. will provide online promotion of Best of Victoria 2023. Nominees selected to advance to the voting round will be featured on the winners' site along with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. VictoriaNow will provide digital badges for the business directory for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Digital Badges will also be provided to the top 3 in each category to be placed on their website and other marketing channels. will promote the event on the site, through e-Newsletters, and through Social Media.

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If you have not received an email please claim your listing here.

How to Register Your Business

To register your business please go to the Members Page and create an account. You will need to verify your email account after creation. If your listing already exists and you have added yourself as a manager to the profile we will verify the details in 24-72 hours via email or phone call or if you use your company email address that matches your websites domain. Please make sure your email address is spelled correctly. If you did not receive an email verification, double-check the email address you submitted, also check your email junk/spam folder(s). The email verification will be sent by [email protected]. Please note all notifications will be coming from this email address so please add it to your Contacts so you don't miss an email notification. Once you have verified your account you can then "Register My Business" on your Account Page. You can begin by first searching your business name and if it does not exist you can then create your Business Profile, please fill in all of the information and click on Update Profile. Once that is complete your Business Profile goes into a Queue for approval, once the business is approved, nominators that type in your business's name will see it in an autofill dropdown as they fill in the form fields. 

If haven't received an email notification for nomination yet please consider;

  1. Have you registered your business on the website on the Members Page?
  2. Did you provide a valid email address on your business profile? 
  3. Did you register your business in the last 48 hours? Please note your business may still be in the Approval Queue
  4. Have you checked your junk/spam folder(s)?
  5. Have you added the email address [email protected] to your contacts?
  6. Do you still need help? Please email us at [email protected]

Rules for the "Best of Victoria 2023"

Categories will be published online, with a call for nominations on April 3, 2023 (Monday) at 10:00 am. Nominations are to be submitted by the general public over 12 days, closing on April 14, 2023 (Friday) at 3:00 pm. Nominees with the most nominations will advance to the voting round. A maximum of 10 nominees for each category will move through to the voting round, this may be more if nominees tie in the nomination round.

Voting for the successful “Best of Victoria 2023” nominees begins on May 8, 2023 (Monday) at 10:00 am. Voters are able to vote for their favourites by completing the online voting form. In order to vote, users are registered on the site with an email address or by logging in with your Facebook account. Each person is allowed one vote per category.

Voting opens May 8, 2023 (Monday) at 10:00 am PST for a period of 12 days and closes on May 19, 2023 (Friday) at 3:00 pm.

Winners will be announced in June 2023. 


After the voting process is complete, Winners will be provided with the badges that they earned beside their names on the Best of Victoria mini-site.

Winner – “Best of Victoria 2023” or Top Finalist – “Best of Victoria 2023”.

  • Only 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers will receive top finalist badges.
  • The Best of Victoria badge will link to the “Best of Victoria 2023” mini-site.
  • The Best of Victoria mini-site will display the winners and finalists in list and map view. Winners and finalists will also be provided with a badge for their listing

Nomination Procedure

Nominators will use a form on the “Best of Victoria 2023” mini-site ( to nominate in the established categories.

Nominators can complete the comprehensive nomination form or a portion of. A valid email address will be required to complete the nomination. At the completion of the nomination, the nominator will be asked if they wish to join our mailing list to stay informed on what’s happening in Victoria via On submission, they will be directed to a landing page informing them of the “Best of Victoria 2023” rules and important dates. For complete rules and regulations, please visit rules.

Use of any disposable email service or attempts to vote more than once will result in an account ban, and your votes being discounted.

Voting Procedure

  • Voters will need to either register with a valid email address, use their current registration, or their Facebook account to vote.
  • Each person will be allowed one vote per category.
  • All voting is to be done online at
  • Voters can complete as many categories as they wish at any time. For example, they can do 5 one day and return the next and do 5 more and so on, until they have voted for each category once.
  • Social media shares will be available for voters to announce their choices as an option.
  • Voters will be able to complete the voting by visiting the comprehensive voting page, or by visiting a specific business' profile page

Voting Rules for the "Best of Victoria 2023"

First things first: One Vote, Per Category, Per Person. You can vote as a registered user (email registration) on the site or with a Facebook account. Rest assured, we're serious about keeping your info private, but we do need to take steps to ensure a fair vote. Your e-mail address will be used to send your voting information to you, and we may send out one or two reminders near the end of voting if you haven't finished. But that's it - you won't hear any more from us unless of course, you want to. Select "Yes" to join our mailing list if you want us to hang on to your address. We'll add you to our newsletter, and you may even receive goodies from us once in a while!

During the nomination process, you can fill the nomination form multiple times if you want to submit some nominations, then come back later and nominate more. However, you are only allowed to nominate a business in a category once. So you can't nominate two different businesses in the same category, nor can you nominate the same business twice.

The fine print: Limit of one (1) vote, per category, per person. You can vote as a registered user or with your Facebook account. If it is discovered that a voter has attempted to: (i) vote more than one time during the voting period; and/or (ii) use (or attempt to use) multiple names, identities and/or more than one (1) email address to vote - or otherwise participate, he/she may be disqualified from the competition and all of his/her votes may be disqualified. Use (or attempted use) of multiple identities, email addresses and/or any automated system to register for, vote, or otherwise participate in the voting is prohibited and is grounds for disqualification. VictoriaNow is not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, delayed, incomplete or incompatible votes.

Any voters determined to be in violation of these rules (including, without limitation, votes determined to be coming from any source other than a registered voter) are subject to disqualification in the sole and absolute discretion of VictoriaNow.

All votes are subject to verification. We reserve the right to require proof of identity and/or eligibility from any entrant (or any individual purporting to be an entrant) for any votes entered, or purportedly entered, by such voter to be considered valid for the purposes of the Best of Victoria. Failure to provide such proof in a timely manner may result in disqualification of the applicable votes that cannot be verified in its sole and absolute discretion. The sole determinant of the time for the purposes of a valid voter registration and/or voting will be the Contest server machine(s). Use of any disposable email service or attempts to vote more than once will result in an account ban, and your votes being discounted.

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