Have your say! Nominate your favorites for the 12th annual Best of Kunming Awards

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It's early December, which means you have a chance to nominate your favorite Spring City businesses, institutions and travel destinations for the annual Best of Kunming Awards. In this year's version of the awards, winner's from 2017-18 are automatically entered as candidates, while all other establishments and travel hotspots will be selected by you, GoKunming's users.

As with years past, final voting across twelve website categories will be entirely separate from our three WeChat categories. In the only major change to this year's process, we replaced the Best Guesthouse category with Best Brewery. After the nominations are tallied, official voting on GoKunming will begin December 12 and run through midnight of December 31. The final results will then be announced the second weekend of 2018 during our annual Best of Kunming Awards Ceremony. Thanks in advance for your participation!

Submitting nominations

We have prepared a handy-dandy online survey to make the nomination process more accessible and interactive. The first entrant in each category is already decided based on last year's results, and we ask that you enter the name of your nominee or nominees in the spaces provided — up to three per category. If you wish to leave a group open, simply type "N/A". To complete the survey — which should take no longer than five minutes — follow the directions below:

• Find your favorite businesses in the GoKunming Listings section

Access the survey here and fill it out using your candidate's name as it appears in either English or Chinese on GoKunming. You can nominate up to three entrants for each category.

• If one or more of your candidates are not currently in our system, please help us to add a business listing for them by sending their information — as well as the single category for which you are nominating each one — to the GoKunming Contact Form.

The seven 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 eight nominees in each group. Click on the links above to participate. Thanks again to everyone who takes the time to fill out the survey! Below are the award winners from the Best of Kunming 2017-2018.

2017-2018 Best of Kunming Award Winners

GoKunming Categories

Best Chinese Cuisine

Winner: 1910 La Gare du Sud

Best International Cuisine

Winner: Ozzie's (now closed)

Best Café

Winner: Salvador's Coffee House

Best Bar

Winner: Barfly

Best Night Club

Winner: Modernsky Lab Kunming

Best Hotel

Winner: Sofitel Kunming

Best Guesthouse

Winner: Kunming Upland International Youth Hostel

Best Mandarin School

Winner: Yunnan University

Best Sports Center

Winner: Now Climbing

Best Wellness Center

Winner: Canaan Day Spa

Best Kunming Attraction

Winner: Western Hills

Best Yunnan Travel Destination

Winner: Tiger Leaping Gorge

WeChat Categories

Best English School

Winner: Beanstalk International Bilingual School Kunming

Best Kunming Attraction

Winner: Western Hills

Best Yunnan Travel Destination

Winner: Tiger Leaping Gorge

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