Red Bay News announces ‘Best of Baymont’ contest


Area residents now have their chance to nominate and later vote on the best of the Red Bay, Vina and Belmont communities in multiple categories.

Best of Baymont Nominations are now being accepted. A submission form can be found on Page 2 of this week’s print edition and can also now be found on our website (Nominations are now closed as of July 30) and completed and submitted online. 

The nominations are for multiple categories in the area’s first “Best Of” contest in many years. Categories include dining, medical & health, Retail Businesses, Services, and Community & People.

Nominations will be taken during a two-week period. Once those nominations are compiled, readers will then have the opportunity to vote online and with paper ballots on each category. Important dates in this timeline include:

Nomination Deadline: Thursday, July 30

Voting Begins Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Voting Deadline is Friday, August 14, 2020

Winners will be announced in the September 9 edition of The Red Bay News in a special keepsake booklet that will also double as a business and service directory for the Red Bay and Belmont areas. Winners will receive a certificate noting their honor.“We are excited about this,” Red Bay News Publisher Jason Collum said. “It has been a very long time since we’ve done anything like this, and we are looking forward to it. We want to make sure Red Bay, Vina and Belmont are all three represented in the contest, and awards will be issued for Red Bay, Vina and Belmont/Golden to make the contest more inclusive and less limited.”