No purchase necessary. Contest entrants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules.



This contest is officially sponsored by Halifax Media Group Inc.



You must be 18 years of age or older at time of entry to be eligible for this Promotion.



The Apalachicola Times and The Port St. Joe Star  reserve the right to monitor all nominations and voting.



Nominations will be accepted from July 25, 2013 through July 31, 2013.  Nominations must be submitted by July 31, 2013 before 11:59 a.m. Any nominations submitted after the deadline will not be posted or accepted.



Voting runs August 1, 2013 through August 12, 2013.  All voting is online and open to the public.  The public can only vote one time per day, per category. 



Each category will identify a first, second, and third place winner.  If there is only one name in any category, only a first place winner will be identified.  If there are only two names in any category, only a first and second place winner will be identified. 



The top three winners in each category will be chosen by the most votes received from the public. 



Winners will be published in the Best of the Forgotten Coast special section produced and published by The Apalachicola Times and The Port St. Joe Star on September 12, 2013.  



The Best of the Forgotten Coast logo is an official logo of The Apalachicola Times and The Port St. Joe Star's Best of the Forgotten Coast Contest and should not be reproduced.



Only the first place winner may advertise or display the “2013 Best of the Forgotten Coast” logo on marquees, marketing or advertising materials, promotions  and commercials.  Second and Third Place recipients may use the “2013 Best Of the Forgotten Coast  Finalist” logo on marquees, marketing or advertising materials, promotions and commercials.



Employees of The Apalachicola Times and The Port St. Joe Star and their immediate family members of each are not eligible.



Winners further grant to The Apalachicola Times and The Port St. Joe Star the right to use and publish their proper name and state online and in print, or any other media, in connection with the Promotion.



The Apalachicola Times and The Port St. Joe Star reserve the right to use any and all information related to the Promotion, including information on contestants obtained through the Promotion, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.



Each winner, by acceptance of the recognition for  first, second or third places Best of the Forgotten Coast categories, agrees to release the The Apalachicola Times, The Port St. Joe Star and all Sponsors, from all liability, claims, or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, or use of the prize.