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Nominations Open for 2022 Perfect in South Walton Awards on Monday, August 16, 2021

The nomination period for the 2022 Perfect in South Walton Awards will be open from Aug. 16 until Sept. 10. Visitors and locals alike can nominate their favorite businesses, events, and activities in an online form on perfectinsouthwalton.com.

“The Perfect in South Walton Awards are not only a great way to honor our businesses, events, and activities in South Walton, but also a way to keep our visitors talking about their favorite memories,” says Visit South Walton Director of Communications Matt Algarin.

Nominations can be made in as many or as few categories as you wish, but only one online form per person will be accepted. Visitor-facing businesses may encourage their guests, customers, followers, friends and family to nominate them in any of the thirty categories. Businesses and/or individuals must primarily serve or do business in Walton County to qualify, and businesses and/or individuals who provide beach services (i.e. photographer and beach vendor) must hold a current vendor permit with the Walton County Code Compliance department to be considered. Please review the contest rules HERE. A package of nomination graphics to be used for social media can be found HERE.

The top five nominees in each category will move on to the final voting round, which begins Sept. 27 and ends Oct. 22. 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 South Walton Awards presentation in January 2022. These winners will be promoted in print and online by Visit South Walton throughout the year.

Some of last year’s Diamond winners included: Santa Rosa Beach Golf & Beach Club for Best Golf Course, Bud and Alley’s for Best Happy Hour, and The Hub 30A for Best Kids Attraction. To view a complete list of last year’s winners, go to visitsouthwalton.com/2021-perfect-in-south-walton-awards/.

2022 award categories include:


  • Best Art or Design Gallery/Studio
  • Best Clothing Boutique 
  • Best Event
  • Best Golf Course
  • Best Jewelry Boutique
  • Best Kids Attraction
  • Best Park/Nature Locale
  • Best Shopping Area
  • Best Tennis Facility




  • Best Bed & Breakfast/Inn
  • Best Hotel/Resort
  • Best Rental Management Company


Food & Drinks

  • Best Breakfast
  • Best Casual Dining
  • Best Coffee House
  • Best Craft Beer Selection
  • Best Fine Dining
  • Best Happy Hour
  • Best Lunch
  • Best Sweet Treats
  • Best Wine List


  • Best Beach Photographer
  • Best Beach Service Provider
  • Best Fishing Charter
  • Best Local Musician/Band
  • Best Outdoor Adventure Company
  • Best Spa


  • Best Conference Space
  • Best Live Music Venue
  • Best Wedding Venue