Bob Awards

Voting for the 2023 Best of the Best Awards is now open! VOTE IN SHOPPING + SERVICES + BEAUTY & WELLNESS NOW.


You may place a nomination once per day for your favorite businesses, people, and places that make Charlotte such a special place to call home. If you’re a superfan, you can share the direct links to the category voting pages, so go nuts drumming up support on social media.


We encourage local businesses to promote the BOB Awards & voting to their customers, social followers and email marketing contacts.

We created handy social media & email graphics for you share.

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Social Media & Email Graphics

Food + Drink (Jan. 9-22)  – click to save & download

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Shopping + Services + Wellness (Jan. 23-Feb. 5) – click to save & download

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Media + Culture + Entertainment (Feb. 6-19) – click to save & download

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Rules for Voting Contests & Giveaways: If your business plans to host a social media contest or giveaway to motivate customers to vote, you must include a disclaimer that your giveaway/contest is not in partnership with Charlotte magazine and outline how the prize recipient will be selected. Charlotte magazine does not facilitate or host voting contests for any partner.

Sample disclaimer –“TERMS: The contest is not endorsed by or in partnership with Charlotte Magazine. Winners will be selected on [DATE] by [YOUR BUSINESS NAME] in accordance with the entrance criteria.”

About the Best of the Best Awards Issue 

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For over 20 years, Charlotte magazine has dedicated its May issue to the BEST of the BEST in Charlotte.

We call it “The BOB Awards” for short, and we recognize the city’s finest in food and drink, entertainment, shopping, mind and body, and more–almost a hundred winners in all.

If you’re not one already, become a subscriber here to ensure you see the winners published in the May 2022 issue. Otherwise, we will later share the results online at

How Does It Work?

Winners are picked and written up by staffers, former staffers, and regular contributors of Charlotte magazine. When we pick a winner, not only have we been there, but we’ve been to several other top contenders as well. We are confident in saying that our pick is the best in town.

We also ask the Charlotte community to vote for their favorites in a few categories, and voting opens in January each year.

Read a full explanation of the BOBs process here.


Click here to see the list of the 2022 BOB Winners.

The 2023 BOB Awards Party – Presented by Brandon Lawn Real Estate

23 Bobs Sponsor 600x300 WhiteOur in-person bash celebrating the BOB Awards returns on May 25 in 2023! More details forthcoming.