Nominate now for the 2022 Best of Clarendon Readers Choice Contest



After a record-breaking campaign in 2021, Best of Clarendon is back, as the party begins.

Nominations for the annual Sumter Item Readers Choice Contest covering Clarendon County can be made now through March 8 in more than 200 categories. From business and professional services to shopping, community events and food and drink, Best Of serves as a guide to all the great people, places and things the region has to offer.

The categories are truly a cross section of the community, with winners being named in everything from Best Auto Repair, Best Thrift Store and Best Orthodontist to Best Place to Go on a Date, Best Teacher and sweet tea.

“Best of Clarendon has quickly become Clarendon County’s biggest voting contest, and with as much fun as we had at the red carpet event last year, that growth is sure to continue into 2022” , said articles editor Vince Johnson. “It’s a showcase and celebration of all the people, groups, places and businesses that make Clarendon County great.”

Nominations will be approved within a day or two of being made.

Voting will begin on March 9 and will be open until April 6. Everyone can vote once per day in each category. A subscription to The Sumter Item is not required to participate in any stage of the contest, from nominating and voting to nominating and winning.

The winners will be revealed on a date in June which is still being finalized. The initial announcement of the winners will take place during a red carpet gala, and the magazine featuring all the winners will be inserted into The Sumter Item that week.

To make a nomination, go to

To promote your nomination during the voting period, contact your Item Sales Representative or email


Comments are closed.