How the winners are chosen
The annual Best of Madison County survey gives readers a chance to select the top local food, people, businesses, organizations and events.
Through a nomination survey at heraldbulletin.com, the top five (plus ties) in each category were placed on the final ballot of 2021.
Readers then voted on the website in 95 categories during a 10-day period in January. A total of 16,257 ballots were submitted online, up from 13,431 last year, an increase of 21%.
Congratulations to all of the finalists — and special kudos to the 2021 Best of Madison County winners!
Scott Underwood, editor of The Herald Bulletin