The Readers’ Choice Awards recognize brands and products that really impressed our readers over the past year. We began the process by gathering nominations, from readers, over a two-week period. After compiling nominations, the top 15 nominees from each category made it onto the short list. Readers had the opportunity to vote from these short lists over a two-week voting period. The nominee with the most votes took home the big prize!
We have also included runner-ups and a recap of the shortlists for each category, because one of my favorite parts is the creation of shortlists, as they represent the best of products as nominated by readers. Even though a product or brand may not win, making it onto the shortlist is still noteworthy and always helps me find new products to try!