Nomination Form Submissions accepted July 30-Aug. 16 

Perfect takes on many shapes and sizes. From cocktails, events and locally owned boutiques to restaurants, small shops, and outdoor adventures, perfect is a feeling that resonates in your heart.

Perfect is also a place, embodied by the diversity of the destination that is Walton County-from South Walton’s 16 beach neighborhoods with sugar white sand and turquoise water to the incredible historic treasures and pastoral landscapes beyond the Choctawhatchee Bay. But the heart of our Walton County communities are the people, places and activities we celebrate.

The nomination round opens July 30 at 9 a.m. CDT. Nominations can be made in as many or as few categories as you wish, but only one online form per email address will be accepted. Remember: every nomination counts and every vote counts! Visitor-facing businesses may encourage their guests, customers, followers, friends and family to nominate them in any of the thirty categories. Graphics for social media use can be found HERE.

Businesses and/or individuals must be located and serve/do business in Walton County to qualify, and businesses and/or individuals who provide beach services (i.e., photographer, yoga, bonfires, chair vendor, etc.) must hold a current vendor permit with the Walton County Code Compliance Department to be considered. Please review the contest rules HERE.

The top five nominees in each category will move on to the final voting round on Sept. 3-20. The top three businesses with the highest number of votes in each category will be recognized as Diamond, Platinum or Gold winners at the Perfect in Walton County Awards presentation in January 2025. These winners will be promoted in print and online by Walton County Tourism throughout the year. To view a complete list of last year’s winners, check out the 2024 Perfect Awards page. 

For more information about the Perfect in Walton County Awards program, please contact Industry Relations Specialist Lisa Foster at or (850) 333-2728.