Guess what time it is?

You guessed it!

It’s time for the annual Echo Press Best of the Lakes Area contest. And it is bigger and better than it was before.

But, once again, we need your help!

Beginning Friday, July 24, you – our awesome readers and subscribers – will get to nominate your favorites in 96 different categories, including 36 in eats, drinks and entertainment; 20 in shopping; 27 in services; and 13 in health and fitness.

Once a day through Friday, Aug. 7, you can visit the Best of the Lakes Area contest website and nominate your favorites.

Once the nomination period has ended, on Aug. 7, the results will be tallied and the top nominations will be eligible to be voted on.

The voting period will then take place starting on Friday, Aug. 28, and will run through Friday, Sept. 25.

Those results will be tallied and then the winners will be notified the week of Sept. 28.

The Best of the Lakes Area magazine, which details who the winners are, will be published in early December.

So, who are you going to nominate for this year’s Best of the Lakes Area?