CoVa Contests 

Coastal Virginia Magazine conducts a variety of annual contests that are open to our readers and the public. Below are our ongoing contests along with general timelines for each. Please note specific dates for nominations, voting and publication are subject to change. Links to currently active contests will be posted on this page as they go live. 


Best Of Readers Choice Awards 

(Reader-based open online voting process for the best businesses, services, attractions and personalities in Coastal Virginia) 

Nominations/Voting: Jan.-March 

Results Published: July-Aug. Coastal Virginia Magazine 

Tops Docs 

(Peer-to-peer survey of licensed physicians conducted by DataJoe Research) 

Nominations/Voting: March-April 

Results Published: Sept-Oct. Coastal Virginia Magazine 


Giving Back Awards 

(Open community or self-nomination process for non-profit organizations and businesses that give back to the community) 

Nominations/Voting: June-July 

Results Published: Nov.-Dec. Coastal Virginia Magazine 


Top Lawyers 

(Peer-to-Peer survey of licensed attorneys conducted by DataJoe Research) 

Nominations/Voting: July-Aug. 

Results Published: Jan.-Feb. Coastal Virginia Magazine & CoVa BIZ Magazine