Vote For Your Favorite Local Businesses July 1-31

For the first time, the American Press will be asking residents in Southwest Louisiana for their votes in our People’s Choice of SWLA 2021 contest for their favorite businesses, restaurants, services, people and places.

In our effort to identify the best of the best in Southwest Louisiana, we are using a two-phase ballot, much like a primary and a general election. The nomination phase of People’s Choice of SWLA 2021 was a write-in ballot to nominate your favorite businesses by subcategory. The nomination phase began May 3, 2021 and was open through May 31, 2021. The top five businesses per sub-category were then moved forward to the voting phase.

The voting phase of People’s Choice of SWLA 2021 started on July 1, 2021 and goes through July 31, 2021. Choosing between the top three nominated businesses per sub-category will make the voting phase easier and faster. Winners will be contacted after the voting ends.

The winners of People’s Choice of SWLA 2021 will be announced to the public in the fall through a special section and will also be online on the American Press website.