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2015 Best Of North Tahoe & Truckee contest under way

Staff report

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — At Truckee and North Tahoe, our residents and businesses are what make our communities thrive. So why not celebrate their achievements?

Nominate your favorite businesses, places and people in the region in the 2015 Best of North Tahoe & Truckee online competition, brought to you by the Sierra Sun and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza.

This year, we have 72 categories. You can nominate any person, place or business in the Truckee/North Tahoe area, including, but not limited to, the communities of Tahoma, Homewood, Tahoe City, Olympic Valley, Soda Springs, Truckee, Kings Beach and Incline Village.

Here’s how it works: Click here to access the online contest, and then fill in one answer for every category you want.

If someone has already chosen who you want, then vote for that person or business. Once you click “vote,” and then register your email through the website, your nominee is saved, and you no longer get to vote in that category.

The nomination period began May 15, and it ends at 5 p.m. Friday, June 5. From there, we will tab up all the nominees, and those with the most entries in each respective category will be named Best Of for 2015.

Winners and runners-up will be announced online and in a special section this summer.

As for nominations, we encourage honesty among our residents and readers — that means no multiple entries from the same IP addresses to get a leg up on the competition.

We will closely monitor multiple submissions coming in from one IP address — as well as instances of automated entries — and we reserve the right to disqualify any nominee if we feel there are abnormal patterns.

One last important point: When nominating, be as specific as possible. If you say “Joe from Sotheby’s” or “Randy from Plumas Bank,” that’s not going to be very clear, and that person or location may not get all the nominations he, she or it deserves because of that. But if you give a full name and full business name, that makes it easier for us.

You may also access the contest here: tahoedailytribune.com/bestoftahoetruckee2015 — if you have questions, send feedback to our editor, Kevin MacMillan, at kmacmillan@sierrasun.com.