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Des Moines' People's Choice is all about engaging readers with area businesses. It is developed to deliver marketing messages to local residents and visitors!

We feature the places where our readers eat, shop, play and relax in our great community! 

Our program is developed into three major sections; Nominations, Voting and a Year-Round Celebration! There are over 230 nomination categories. We hope that you enjoy Des Moines' People's Choice!


Nominations are open to anyone that would like to participate. 


Nominations open Monday, January 9, 2023, and are accepted through Friday, January 20, 2023. This is your way onto the official ballot! There are NO write-ins after voting starts!

There are no limits to the number of nominations you can submit each day. They are fast and simple to enter!


We review each entry to ensure that it is a business located in or serving our area.


There is no cost involved to be on the ballot. It is important to promote you and your company. Voting opens Monday, February 6 through Friday, March 3. 


Voters can cast a ballot once each day when voting is in session.

Pick-up our free creative assets. Please note that voting assets will be posted as soon as nominations close.

Learn more about opportunities to market & promote during voting.


Results will be displayed on, our digital destination.

Visitors register for a free profile and begin the journey following you and interacting.


Our experience is fully indexed by category, winning level and winning year. It includes photos, videos, interactive Google mapping, year-round ratings and visitor reviews!

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