The year is nearly at its end, which means it's time once again to start the nomination process for what is now the eighth incarnation of GoKunming's Best of Kunming reader survey.
Below, the 2013 award winners are included as honorary nominees in each category. As with last year's version of the awards, all other establishments will be nominated by GoKunming users. Final voting for the winners will begin in a few weeks and the results will be announced at the beginning of 2015.
• Find your favorite businesses in the GoKunming Listings section
• Send your candidates' names, together with the name of a single category for which you are nominating each one, through the GoKunming Contact Form
• If one or more of your candidates are not currently in our system, please help us to add their listings by sending us their information, as well as the single category for which you are nominating each one, to the GoKunming Contact Form
• Alternatively, you can submit nominations via your mobile device through GoKunming's WeChat Official Account. Scan our QR Code above for quick access and then send us your candidates' names, as well as the single category for which you are nominating each one, as a WeChat message
The five establishments receiving the most reader nominations in each category will make the final cut, joining last year's honorary nominees, for a grand total of six nominees in each group.
2013 Best Chinese Cuisine winner: 1910 La Gare du Sud
2013 Best International Cuisine winner: Salvador's Coffee House
2013 Best Minority Cuisine winner: Yingjiang Dai Restaurant
2013 Best Café winner: Salvador's Coffee House
2013 Best Bar winner: O'Reilly's Irish Pub (Beichen)
2013 Best Live Music Venue winner: The Mask
2013 Best Night Club winner: Club Vervo
2013 Best Hotel winner: Green Lake Hotel
2013 Best Guesthouse winner: Lost Garden Guesthouse & Restaurant
2013 Best Mandarin School winner: Kunming Huayang Academy for Language and Culture
The nomination process will be open for the next two weeks, after which we will announce the final candidates. Voting will commence December 16, and run until the end of 2014. Winners will be announced shortly after the new year. Last year we had unprecedented participation and hope 2014 will see much of the same!