The nominations are in and now it’s time to cast your votes for your favorites in the Echo Press Best of the Lakes Area contest.

Each category has been narrowed down to the top five with the voting period to run Friday, Aug. 23 through Friday, Sept. 27.

Each day, you can visit the Best of the Lake Area contest website and cast your votes in the 33 different categories in the Eat/Drinks/Entertainment section and 54 categories in the Local Biz/Services section.

Each time you vote, you are entered into a drawing for a chance to win $250 in Chamber Bucks.

Voting will take place online only. You can stop into the Echo Press office, 225 7th Avenue E., if you do not have access to a computer.

After the voting period ends, the results will be tallied and then the winners will be notified by Friday, Oct. 11.

The Best of the Lakes Area magazine detailing who the winners are will be inserted into the Echo Press on Friday, Dec. 6.