The finalists are in! Get ready to blast off! The Best of Denver 2016 will take off on Thursday, March 31, and it promises to be out of this world! As always, we’d like your input on many of the hundreds of categories that will appear in the final issue. Voting will again be in two rounds, with a first deadline on February 26, then a time-out to tabulate the results and identify the five finalists in each category before a second round of voting. This year, all voting will be online at westword.com; keep reading for all of the poll categories. (Note: “New” in any category title means after March 2015. All award categories are local unless otherwise indicated.)

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It's time to bring out your best!

We'll release the Best of Denver 2016, our 33rd annual edition, on Thursday, March 31.

As always, we'd like your input on many of the hundreds of categories that will appear in that final issue.

We've narrowed it down to the finalists after the first round, and now it's time to choose the winners.

Fill out this poll (one to a customer, please); deadline for this online ballot is Wednesday, March 23.

YOUR READERS' POLL
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