Voting Rules and Questions

How can you vote?
Top Choice Awards receives votes through our website, phone calling centre, social media outlets, email and in person at community events and now on our all new social voting platform.

How many votes are allowed per person?
A voter is entitled to one vote per nominee.

Win BIG by voting

As great as it is to thank your community, we also like to give back to those who take their time to vote and participate in our survey. As a result, the 2019 prizes included a grand prize of $2000 and many Toppy T-shirts! The voters are chosen by a random ballot survey conducted by an unbiased third party endorsement. The winners are announced and contacted at the end of the surveying year. Contact information is gained through the surveying process, which asks the voter to leave behind their name and email address.

Why is your opinion important?

As a consumer your nomination, vote and feedback is an important part of the surveying process. It helps Top Choice Awards discover new, noteworthy businesses, and helps other consumers in your city enjoy better overall products and services. By helping reduce the businesses and professionals in your city to a select group, you are contributing to a resource that benefits your city. In addition, you are also thanking those who proudly serve you and your community every day. Your feedback during the survey is a critical component, because even though you are voting for your favourite, you know better than anyone where that business or professional needs improvement. In then end, you are not just helping us identify the top, you are helping those on top get even better!

Now that's a recipe for success.

Why should I trust the businesses listed in your winner directory?

Not only do we receive nominations from first hand customers informing us of an outstanding service/product or location, Top Choice Awards also goes through deep measures to ensure that each nomination is a reputable and trustworthy business before entering the voting process. We are here to save you time and money.

The following is a list of requirements that each business will need to fulfill in order to become an official TCA Nominee, so you can trust that we are only connected with the best in your city.

  • Each nominee must have a minimum of 25 nominations
  • Each Nominee must be in business for a minimum of 2 years
  • Each Nominee must conduct fair business practices
  • Each Nominee should have an acceptable clean and neat exterior and interior image location - what a business portrays to their “walk in” customers is fairly important.
  • Each Nominee is in need of an acceptable online image - websites should be easy to understand and navigate while still maintaining a pleasant image.
  • Each Nominee must have online reviews, with a minimum of 75% positive online business reviews and a maximum of 25% negative online business reviews.
  • Each Nominee must have one or more acceptable social media outlet presence (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, LinkedIn)

How do I nominate for 2020?

Nominations for 2019 are closed as of October 1st, 2018. Nominate your favourite businesses and professionals starting February 1st, 2019 for the 2020 survey.

You can nominate on our website at www.topchoiceawards.com/nominate, through our social media outlets, email, our phone calling centre, mail and in person at community events.

What cities does the Top Choice Award conduct its surveys in?

Top Choice Awards has been expanding our survey to new business markets each year. Here a list of the cities we currently conduct our survey in.

Canada

Ontario

Barrie
Brampton
Collingwood
Durham Region
Guelph
GTA
Hamilton
Kingston
Kitchener
London
Markham
Mississauga
New Market/Aurora
Oakville
Ottawa
Richmond Hill
Toronto
Vaughan
Windsor

Manitoba

Winnipeg

Alberta

Calgary
Edmonton

British Columbia

Vancouver
Victoria

Nova Scotia

Halifax

Newfoundland and Labrador

St. John's

United States of America

Texas

Austin
Houston
Dallas

United Kingdom

England

London

Get to know Top Choice Awards

With in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, Top Choice Awards is an International Marketing Research Company, providing social market insights and customer satisfaction analysis and solutions.

Each year, we conduct a public survey that gives people like you the power to choose the Top Choice Award winners in your city. The survey acts like a bridge between you and the businesses and professionals you know and love, allowing you to support your favourites and giving you the opportunity to provide anonymous feedback to help their business.

Unlike traditional market research, Top Choice Awards conducts its studies openly and interacts directly with participants of the survey. That's why we're "the award that's social™", because what we do revolves around you and we're always available to talk.

What cities does the Top Choice Award conduct its surveys in?

Top Choice Awards has been expanding our survey to new business markets each year. Here a list of the cities we currently conduct our survey in.

Canada

Ontario

Barrie
Brampton
Durham Region
Guelph
GTA
Hamilton
Kingston
Kitchener
London
Markham
Mississauga
New Market/Aurora
Oakville
Ottawa
Richmond Hill
Toronto
Vaughan
Windsor

Manitoba

Winnipeg

Alberta

Calgary
Edmonton

British Columbia

Vancouver
Victoria

Nova Scotia

Halifax

Newfoundland and Labrador

St. John's

United States of America

Texas

Austin
Houston
Dallas

United Kingdom

England

London

Is there a fee to be a nominee?

There is no fee to be a nominee and you cannot buy your way into the voting process. Top Choice Awards lists and promotes all qualified nominees as a public service. Not all nominees can be winners, but the nominees are the best in their field and a valuable asset to the public.

Being an official nominee, your company name is listed for free on our site throughout the voting period, where clients, family and friends can vote for you as their top choice. You are also given a free nominee badge found on the right hand side of your voting page in which you can post on your website and link straight to your voting page to make voting easier for your clients.

Encourage your voters to vote through our new social voting app, www.VoteForUs.ca. The app allows voters to share their vote on Facebook and Twitter with the click of a button. A shared vote means free exposure and awareness for your business. What better online business review than that!

Can we use the logo when we win?

The Trademarked Top Choice Award Logo is available to winners who participate in the promotion system. Participation in the promotion system is optional and winners who decline participation are still listed in our online directory and can make the claim that they are a "Winner of the Top Choice Award" in their city for the year they were voted top choice.

Licensing of the Top Choice Award logo is done yearly, all logos must be accompanied by the respective year at all times as the results of winners change yearly and consumers need to have accurate and up to date information on who the Top Choice Award winner is for each respective year.

Use of the logo without a license is not permitted and will result in the removal of your company name from our competition/associations affective immidiately until further notice.

How can Top Choice information be unbiased when winners pay for their studies?

The studies are not funded by any of the businesses or professionals listed in the survey. All studies are funded and owned by Top Choice Awards and solely based on customer opinions, which in turn, allows Top Choice Awards to become the voice of the people surveyed. After the results are published, nominees and winners may choose either or not to purchase the study. Full ownership to data collected during survey is critical to Top Choice Awards independence and unbiased position.

Why businesses are proud to associate with Top Choice Awards?

Competition is everywhere and it's healthy. At Top Choice Awards we are proud to say that as the leader in the business awards industry we will continue to inspire local award programs to stay innovative and highlight businesses in their city. Read Top Choice Awards' Google Reviews


What is the difference between a Standard and Premium profile?

Standard profiles are provided for free as a public resource to access businesses and professionals that have been voted #1 in their respective city and category. Premium profiles are included with participation in the Top Choice Award Promotion System. The Top Choice Award winner directory is exclusive to Top Choice Award Winners and may not be participated in by unqualified businesses or professionals.

Contact Information

Website Link

Social Sharing

Company Logo

Contact Form

Appear on Top of Results

Survey Ratings

Customized Logo Badge

Company Description

Google Map with Company Location

SEO Visibility

Standard

Premium

What Happens When You Are a Top Choice Award Winner?

Recognition, where it's due, is the core belief at Top Choice Awards. As the people vote for their favourite businesses in their city, others are graced with a list of trusted businesses that they can turn to for everyday services. At its core, Top Choice Awards is a research company. Our studies give consumers the power of choice and allow them to help their peers by providing honest information about the products and services they use every day. In the end, its about them. We are in the business of providing a resource of trusted businesses to the public and promoting businesses that want to take advantage of their award-winning status.

You cannot buy your way into the top.

There are numerous benefits to winning the Top Choice Award and one is the privilege to participate in the Top Choice Awards promotion system. An optional system that helps winners make the most of their award.