Best of Chicago Enhanced Listings

Nominees can add a photo, website link, description and social media account handles to their Best of Chicago nomination.

The Chicago Reader’s annual Best of Chicago is generated entirely by nominations from the community. The ballot will be revealed on December 6. Voting begins at noon on Dec. 13, 2023 and continues until 11:59 PM Jan. 14, 2024. CLICK HERE for our Best of Chicago promotion toolkit, which includes standard images for social media and a printable poster to display in your place of business.

Enhanced Listings

Two Enhanced Listings for 2020’s Best Real Estate Agent.

All nominees can “enhance” their listing on the ballot. Enhanced listings provide additional information to voters: Business address, contact information, and links to social media pages. The cost is $125 for the first category and $25 for each additional category (with the same information). Nominees are NOT required to purchase an enhanced listing in order to win. Contact us to discuss purchasing five or more enhanced listings, category and group ads, ad packages and sponsorships.

Enhanced listings are a feature offered by our contest platform that we choose to enable, as we feel it provides our readers with valuable information. The fee helps us cover the cost of the platform as well as the time it takes us to input this information. 

Interested in purchasing an enhanced listing? Click the correct purchase point below, and after your payment is received, you’ll receive your link to fill out the form.

Information for an enhanced listing:

  • Photo or Logo (JPEG, GIF, or PNG – Static only | 800x450px | landscape)**required 
  • Website URL
  • Short Description (fewer than 75 words)*Will be cut off if it is too long.
  • Address & Phone Number
  • Facebook, Twitter, YouTube handles

Congratulations to all our nominees!


One enhanced listing: $125

Two enhanced listings: $150

Three enhanced listings: $175

Four enhanced listings: $200

Best of Chicago Details and Information

Final Voting: Noon December 13, 2023, until 11:59 PM January 14, 2024.

Use these shortcut URLs to link or point directly to your Best Of Chicago group:

Arts & Culture:
City Life:
Food & Drink:
Buy Local:
Music & Nightlife:
Sports & Recreation:


In your campaigning on social media, use the Reader‘s Best of Chicago hashtag #BestofChi: A sample post for social media: WE NEED YOUR VOTES! Vote for us in Best [insert category name]! #bestofchicago2023 @chicago_reader

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