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Nominations Open for 2020 Perfect in South Walton Awards

Visit South Walton is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Perfect in South Walton Awards. The nomination period will be open from now until September 15.

“The Perfect in South Walton Awards are not only a great way to honor a business, event, or activity in South Walton, but also a way to keep our visitors talking about their favorite vacation memories,” says Visit South Walton Director of Communications David Demarest.

The top five nominees in thirty categories will move on to the voting round, which begins September 20 and ends October 20. Both locals and visitors are encouraged to nominate their favorite businesses, events, and activities at www.perfectinsouthwalton.com.

Nominations can be made in as many or as few categories as you like. The top three vote-getters chosen in each category will be recognized as Diamond, Platinum or Gold winners at the Perfect in South Walton Awards presentation in January 2020. These winners will be promoted in print and online by Visit South Walton throughout the year.

Some of last year’s winners include: Donut Hole Bakery for Best Breakfast, Amavida Coffee & Tea for Best Coffee House and YOLO Board + Beach for Best Outdoor Adventure. For a complete list of last year’s winners, go to https://www.visitsouthwalton.com/community-programs/perfect-in-south-walton-awards-2019/.

2020 award categories include:

  • Best Breakfast
  • Best Lunch
  • Best Casual Dining
  • Best Fine Dining
  • Best Wine List
  • Best Craft Beer Selection
  • Best Sweet Treats
  • Best Coffee House
  • Best Local Musician or Band
  • Best Live Music Venue
  • Best Event
  • Best Park or Nature Locale
  • Best Outdoor Adventure
  • Best Fishing Charter
  • Best Tennis Facility
  • Best Golf Course
  • Best Art or Design Gallery/Studio
  • Best Jewelry Boutique
  • Best Clothing Boutique
  • Best Shopping Area
  • Best Kids Attraction
  • Best Conference Space
  • Best Wedding Venue
  • Best Event Venue
  • Best Spa
  • Best Beach Photographer
  • Best Hotel/Resort
  • Best Rental Management Company
  • Best Bed & Breakfast
  • Best Beach Service Provider


About South Walton: Located along a 26-mile stretch of white sandy beaches in Northwest Florida, South Walton encompasses 16 distinct beach neighborhoods, each with its own visual style, amenities and charm. South Walton is home to four state parks, one state forest, and more than 200 miles of hiking and biking trails. Renowned for natural scenic beauty, turquoise waters and sugar sand beaches, South Walton was named one of the “Secret Florida Beaches” by Travel + Leisure, but is easily accessible as a drive to destination or by flying to nearby airports Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) or the Destin – Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS). An upscale, yet casual place to unwind, South Walton is the place to recharge and build lasting memories. Learn more at VisitSouthWalton.com or follow Visit South Walton on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.