Nominee Toolkit

So you got yourself nominated for the Reader’s Choice? Congratulations! Here’s everything you need to know:

 ways to get votes

  1. Ask for them: We’ve created “Vote for Us” ads that you can use on your website (below). Be sure to place one in a prominent position so your customers see it, and then link back to (or one of the category links below!) so they can easily access the ballot.
  2. Send reminders: Post regularly on your social media accounts, asking your followers to nominate your business and provide this link:
  3. Repeat: Send emails to your customer database. Recommended dates:
    • December 15: Readers’ Choice ballot begins!
    • December 23-27: Friendly reminder
    • January 6: Last call – voting ends January 15.
  4. Speak up: Tell your customers which categories you’re nominated in. Ask them to vote early and often! Download this PDF flyer to put by your register/reception area and make it a priority to ask your customers to vote for you! Some nominees even ask customers to vote within the text of their receipts! Every little reminder helps.
  5. Let us help: Download our free social media graphics. They are pre-formatted and labeled for the appropriate platform.

Note: 209 Multimedia owns all copyright, including Readers’ Choice images and other intellectual property rights in materials that are created by 209 Multimedia for our advertisers. Reproduction of those materials without our expressed consent is a violation of the copyright law. All Readers’ Choice images must include the  “Vote for Us” verbiage; use of the blank contest logo is prohibited. If you have any questions, please contact our promotions director at or (209) 249-3531.


Downloadable Display Ad for Your Website (970×200)

Downloadable Display Ad for Your Website (600×500)

An Excellent Advertising Opportunity!

As a nominee in the Turlock Journal Readers’ Choice, you are in a position to reach thousands of local residents during our biggest local event of the year!

By sponsoring a group or category in this year’s ballot, your ad will appear at the top of your chosen categories, linked directly to your company’s website.