Best of Tucson 2014

Survey ended April 30, 2014 at 11:59 PM.
  • In honor of our 30th Anniversary, here's the cover of the first Best of Tucson.

Normally, we put something in this space loosely tying the voting process for Best of Tucson to whatever theme we've chosen that year.

Here's the problem...we don't actually have a theme yet.

This isn't probably too much of an issue, however. You're here to vote for your favorite people, places and things in this lovely (yet occasionally frustrating) city of ours. Sure, there will eventually be cool artwork in Best of Tucson issue in early October surrounding the results, but right now, what difference does a theme make anyhow?

First, a few things:

We added a bunch of new categories and deleted a few that didn't seem to connect with voters last year. Hopefully you like the new ones and aren't too upset by the ones we dumped.

Also, we're doing voting for Best of Tucson a little differently this year. The process will be in two parts. First, you'll vote like you always have, filling in the blanks in various categories. That part of the process runs from now until April 30.

Part two, running from May 15 to June 30, is new. We're going to take the top vote-getters in each category and allow you to vote on those, with those results determining the Best of Tucson winners for 2014. The idea is that we might get better results, since you might have a somewhat obscure choice for Best Pizza (for example) that doesn't get on the radar at the end of first round, but your second favorite could make the second round. We're hoping this way of doing things gets us winners that reflect more of a consensus.

Then again, it might not work and we'll have to go back to the drawing board next year. You never know. Feels good to try something new, at least.

Here's a possibly helpful tip, you can save your work on the ballot and come back later...just make sure you finish up before the deadline, so all your important opinions are included.


1. One ballot per person, please. We're watching IP addresses, so be honest!

2. Ballots without a full name and an email address or a phone number will be thrown out and NOT counted. We check these things. Really! These email addresses and phone numbers will be used ONLY for ballot-verification purposes. Ballots using fake email addresses or phone numbers will be deleted.

3. You must vote in at least 30 different categories for us to count the ballot. Don't have an opinion on at least 30 categories? Maybe skip voting this time and make a resolution to experience more of Tucson before we vote again next year.

3a. Voting for "Jon Justice" in every category, like some clown did last year, doesn't count.

4. If you have no opinion in a category, please LEAVE IT BLANK.

5. Ballot-box stuffing is a no-no. You can do simple campaigning -- i.e., put up a sign encouraging readers to vote for you, or you can link from your website to ours -- but anything beyond that is forbidden. Any businesses, groups or individuals suspected of stuffing may be disqualified at the discretion of the editor. If you have questions or a tip regarding suspected ballot-box-stuffing, e-mail Thanks!

This survey is closed. Thank you for your interest!

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