2018 Gold Daisy Award Nominations

By Laurie Corbett, Publisher, Macaroni Kid South Shore Boston January 13, 2018

After taking a hiatus last year so we could launch our annual Gold Daisy School Awards our Gold Daisy Awards are back for the 4th time and we couldn't be more excited! 

Macaroni Kid's Gold Daisy Awards recognize the most beloved local businesses for kids in our communities as picked by you! As parents we want to know the best local business, venues and organizations for family-friendly fun in our area. Who is better to provide us with that information than other parents?! 

We encourage the nomination of small and locally owned businesses who do a fabulous job serving to local children and families. As a bonus one person who completes the nomination form will be selected at random to receive a $25 gift card to the local business of their choice. Find the official rules for this sweepstakes HERE.

Nominations will be accepted until February 2nd at midnight. The three businesses with the most nominations in each category will move on to the voting round. Voting will begin February 8th and will end March 2nd. Winners will be announced March 8th.

Nominees must be located in Abington, Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Hull, Marshfield, Norwell, Scituate, Pembroke, Rockland or Whitman.

One nomination per email address. You must be a Macaroni Kid South Shore Boston e-newsletter subscriber to nominate, and vote. 

Winning businesses will receive bragging rights as well as free listing in our business directory for one year under the 20168 Gold Daisy Awards category (a $120 value). They will also be allowed use of the "Macaroni Approved" logo for the 2018 year as well. 

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The Categories are ...

Arts & Recreation
Family-Friendly Event or Festival
Indoor Play Center
Hiking Trail
Park or Playground
Place for Creativity
Place for a Playdate
Rainy Day Visit
Story Hour

After School Program
Art Class
Bowling Alley
Dance Class
Drama Program
Gymnastics Gym
Kids Fitness Program
Martial Arts Program
Music Class
Parenting Classes
Skating Rink
Summer Camp
Tutoring Service

Shopping & Services

Baby or Child Clothing Store
Children's Consignment/Resale Shop or Sale
Book or Toy Store
Family-Friendly Dentist
Family Photographer
Family-Friendly Restaurant
Kid-Friendly Hair Stylist/Salon
Coffee Shop
Ice Cream
Place for Sweets
Sporting Goods Store

We Like to Party

Children's Entertainer
Party Venue

One Last Thing

Best Kept Secret
Best New Business

Click HERE to nominate your favorite, local, kid and family-friendly businesses!

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