Let the voting begin!

Welcome to the 2017 Wichita Eagle's Readers' Choice contest! Last year, more than 3,300 of you let us know your favorite places to spend time working, eating, drinking, shopping, running and playing. For almost 12 months your Winners and Favorites have been crowing about being named the best of the best. Now, it's a new year, and time for the winners to defend their titles and time for everyone else to try and knock `em off! We're even sweetening the pot as one lucky voter will win $250! Good luck and thanks for voting!

How do you play?

There are two ways to play:

Simply go to www.EagleReadersChoice.com between July 21st and August 14 (by 5pm CST) to enter. Categories will need to be legibly filled out with legitimate business names in order to be qualified as an entry. Each registered user may enter a selection once per day during the 25 day contest period. Each day resets at midnight.

Can I still vote if the contest has already started?
Yes. Voters can vote and be entered for the drawing once per day, every day, as long as it is still within the voting period. Go to www.EagleReadersChoice.com to vote daily.

Are there prizes?
Yes. One random eligible voter will receive $250.

Also for businesses - the top voted business in each category that receives a reasonable amount of votes will be declared the WINNER and will receive a plaque and mention in the Readers' Choice Results section in late September. In those categories that secure enough votes, businesses that receive a significant percentage but fall short of winning will be declared a FAVORITE - these businesses will also receive recognition in our results issue along with a certificate suitable for framing. Recognition may not be provided if a category does not receive a reasonable amount of votes.

You must be 18 years of age or older at time of entry to be eligible for this contest. This contest is void where prohibited by law. Click on the Official Rules tab for complete rules and information.