Best of Chicago Enhanced Listings

Nominees can add a photo, website link, description and social media account handles to their Best of Chicago nomination,

The Chicago Reader’s annual Best of Chicago is generated entirely by nominations from the community, and we’re thrilled to reveal the ballot on Jan. 12, 2021. Your fans love you!

Enhanced Listings

Two Enhanced Listings for 2020’s Best Real Estate Agent.

All Best of Chicago nominees can “enhance” their listing on the ballot. Enhanced listings provide additional information to voters: Business address, contact information, and direct links to social media pages. The cost is $125 for the first category and $25 for each additional category (with the same information). Nominees are NOT required to purchase an enhanced listing in order to win. Enhanced listings are a feature offered by our contest platform that we choose to enable, as we feel it provides our readers with valuable information. The fee helps us cover the cost of the platform as well as the time it takes us to input this information. Interested in purchasing an enhanced listing? Click the correct purchase point below, and after your payment is received, you’ll receive your link to fill out the form. Contact us at for advertising opportunities!

Required information for an enhanced listing:

  • Photo or Logo (JPEG, GIF, or PNG – Static only | 800x450px | landscape) 
  • Website URL
  • Short description (fewer than 75 words)*Will be edited if it is too long.
  • Address & Phone Number
  • Facebook and Twitter handles

Good luck! And again, congratulations!


Best of Chicago Details and Information

Final Voting: January 12, 2021, at noon CST until February 2, 2021 at noon CST.

Use these shortcut URLs to link or point directly to your Best Of Chicago group:

Arts & Culture:
City Life:
Food & Drink:
Buy Local:
Music & Nightlife:
Sports & Recreation:


In your campaigning on social media, use the Reader‘s Best of Chicago hashtag #BestofChi: A sample post for social media: WE NEED YOUR VOTES! Vote for us in Best [insert category name]! #bestofchi @chicago_reader

We created a social media page, with some images for you to share!