Best Of 2017

Best Beach Town


  • Runner Up: Pass-a-Grille
  • Runner Up: Anna Maria Island
Best Bizarro Local News Story


  • Runner Up: Bubba The Love Sponge ratings scandal
  • Runner Up: Hulk Hogan suing Gawker
Best Celebrity Charity Event


  • Runner Up: Rays on the Runway (Children's Dream Fund)
  • Runner Up: All Children's Gala
Best CEO


  • Runner Up: Mike Harting (3 Daughters)
  • Runner Up: Tim Marks (Metropolitan Ministries)
Best City: Tampa, St. Pete, or Clearwater?


  • Runner Up: Tampa
  • Runner Up: Clearwater
Best College Hangout


  • Runner Up: World of Beer (Fowler)
  • Runner Up: The Tavern at Bayboro (USF St. Pete)
Best Community Garden


  • Runner Up: St. Pete Eco Village
  • Runner Up: Dunedin Community Garden
Best COO


  • Runner Up: Lee Cohen (Tampa Bay Rowdies)
Best Cosplayer


  • Runner Up: April Hunter
  • Runner Up: Tracey Ann Lolley
Best County


  • Runner Up: Hillsborough
  • Runner Up: Pasco