To be eligible for the Best of Western Washington, businesses must:
Have a physical storefront*
Legitimately provide services or specialization within an existing category
Be located in the Seattle, WA Area
For the purposes of this contest, the area "Seattle, WA" is defined as:
KING5 retains the editorial right to remove any nominee that has entered a contest incorrectly or has used marketing materials or language
that is not in line with the spirit of the contest (see Terms and Conditions).
Businesses are nominated and winners are chosen by voters on the website, and are not a reflection of KING5 or CityVoter expressed endorsement.
Voters may vote once in each category. Votes are only accepted between 9/3/2012 12:00:00 PM Pacific Standard Time through 10/12/2012 11:59:59 PM Pacific Standard Time and must be cast on
the official contest website: best.king5.com.
The goal of the KING5 Best of Western Washington is to host a fair and accurate contest to determine the best local businesses by popular vote.
Nominees are encouraged to invite their customers to vote and may use any official tools and promotional materials provided on best.king5.com to promote their involvement in the Best of Western Washington.
Our technology closely monitors voting behavior to ensure the results are fair and accurate. Please be advised that the following behaviors are not sanctioned and may result in removal from the Best of Western Washington:
Attempting to use technology to manipulate voting results in any way
Creating accounts on the behalf of consumers
Encouraging customers to vote from in-store computers
Using third party online voting sites to solicit votes
During the Best of Western Washington contest, a business' standing will be displayed on the business profile when they are within the Top 20 in each category at a given time.
These standings are updated in real time and are not intended, nor are they permitted, to be reproduced, printed, or displayed anywhere outside of the official contest site.
Any business that uses this data without the expressed written consent of KING5 and CityVoter will be removed from the contest.
This information is the property of KING5 and CityVoter. It is illegal for any party, press or otherwise, to use this data without the expressed written
consent of KING5 and CityVoter.
Nominees which are part of a national chain or a franchise will be provided with only one listing per guide on the Best of Western Washington.
*Some nominees (including those in the Auto, Pets, and Weddings sections) are not required to have a physical storefront. Online businesses are not eligible to compete in the KING5 Best of Western Washington