Nominations now open for Coastland Gold 2021 People’s Choice Awards

Published 4:21 pm Thursday, August 26, 2021

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The Coastland Times has kicked off the inaugural Coastland Gold 2021 People’s Choice Awards, a new way to recognize businesses, people and places that make the Outer Banks and surrounding areas so special.

Participants can go online here to start the nomination process by selecting from six groups of categories: Activities, Cuisine, Home, People, Retail and Services.

Within the Activities group, categories include Beach Access, Camping Spot, Charter Boat, Fishing Pier, Karaoke, Marina, Putt Putt, Yoga Studio and many more.

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Included in the Cuisine group are categories for Barbecue, Brewery, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt, International Cuisine, Pasta, Pizza, Seafood Restaurant, Steaks, Tacos, Wings and many others.

In the Home group, participants will find categories such as Appliances, Building Supply Store, Contractor, Electrical Services, Flooring, Furniture Store, Handyman Services, Housekeeping, HVAC Company, Mattress Store, Mortgage Lender, Pest Control Services, Real Estate Agency, Shutters and many more.

The People group includes categories for favorite Accountant, Banker, Insurance Agent, Local Artist, School Teacher, Veterinarian and more.

Within the Retail group, categories include Antique Shop, Auto Dealer, Beach Supply Store, Bookstore, Boutique, Fishing Supply Shop, Jewelry Store, New Business, Surf/Skate Shop as well as many others.

In the Services category, participants can nominate their favorites among categories such as Audiology, Bank, Boatbuilder, Dental Practice, Hair Salon, Insurance Agency, Law Office, Nail Salon, Pet Groomer, Veterinary Practice and many more.

Participants can nominate in any or all of the categories to help make sure their favorite businesses, people and places make it to the next step. Within each category, the top five nomination-getters will move on to the voting round. Participants in the nomination and voting phases will be entered into a drawing for $100.

For those who would prefer to enter their nominations on paper, ballots will be available in print editions of The Coastland Times.

Help spread the word about this new awards program by sharing links to the nomination ballot. Artwork to share on social media or print out to post in businesses is available on this link.

Businesses who would like to receive additional information can click here, email us at or call 252-473-2105.



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