It’s time to cast your nomination ballots for The Tullahoma News’ annual Tullahoma Finest awards, celebrating the best in local sales and service providers.

Voting for your favorites is “easier than ever this year, with ballots available both online and in print,” said News Publisher Brian Blackley.

The first nomination ballot was printed with the Sunday, Feb. 3 edition. The printed ballot will appear twice more – in upcoming Sunday editions, Feb. 10 and 17 – before the nominating period ends Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Paper ballots mailed to The News at P.O. Box 400 must be received by 4 p.m. on Feb. 18; however, paper ballots delivered directly to The News office at 505 Lakeway Place will be accepted until 3 p.m. on Feb. 20.

This year, for the first time, you can also submit nominations online. Visit at any time through 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, to submit your favorites in more than 70 categories.

After all the nominations have been submitted from readers like you, The News staff will tally the results to determine the two most-nominated individuals, services or events in each category. By Feb. 25, the two finalists in each category will move on to the last round of voting to determine the winner.

Until the final voting period closes March 11, live voting updates will be available on The Tullahoma News’ Facebook page.

This year, also for the first time, The News will host a red carpet event to celebrate the finalists in each category and announce the winners. That event is set for March 21 at Lakewood Golf and Country Club. If you would like to attend, contact your local sales rep or call The News at 455-4545 for more information.

The annual Tullahoma’s Finest Magazine will be available in print on April 26.