Voting in the Howard Magazine “Best of Howard County” will begin on September 3rd. As soon as they (the Baltimore Sun) provides a link for voting I will be sure to have that link here on this blog site.

In the category of “Best Blog” of Howard County there are 10 blog nominations (per their website today):

  • HoCo Progress Report
  • HoCo Rising
  • Justin Weather, Justin Berk
  • Scott E’s Blog
  • Spartan Considerations
  • Susan Garber
  • The Merriweather Post
  • Village/Town Squared

I am familiar with most of these blogs and many have been around for some time…but there are some new bloggers that have made the list for voting this year in 2020.

Since 2011 only four blogs have won this award in Howard County (HoCo Rising, HowChow, Village Green/Town Squared and Scott E’s Blog). For a history of past winners and honorable mentions check out this post on the blog:


For all of you that voted for Scott E’s Blog in 2019…thank you. I do appreciate it. I hope you all vote again this year….even if it is not for this blog in 2020 (although I would love it if I got your vote again this year).

Per Howard Magazine (on the Baltimore Sun website): Contest voting period begins on Sept. 3, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. ET and ends on Sept. 14, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. ET (the “Voting Period”).

You must be at least 18 years old at the time of Ballot submission and a legal resident of the United States to vote. All voters must be located in the United States at the time they cast their vote. Limit one Ballot per person and per day. All Ballots from any person in excess of the limit, if detected by Sponsor, will be void, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify that voter and all votes submitted by that voter.

To vote, during the Voting Period visit, and fill out and submit a Ballot. Vote in as many Categories as you wish. You are not required to vote in all Categories. For each Category you may select your favorite Candidate from the options provided. Vote totals will not be published.

Winners will be determined by popular vote. A Candidate may be honored in more than one Category, but votes will not be combined across Categories. The leading vote recipient in each Category will be declared the winner (“Winner”) in that Category. If there is a tie at the Winner level, each will be declared a Winner.

All Winners will be listed in the December issue of Howard Magazine published on December 5, 2019. Winners will also be listed online at

There are more rules…but thought I would highlight a few of them in this blog post…check out all of the rules here:

So…as people say…vote early and vote often (daily) for your favorite in this category and all of the other categories that have an interest to you.

Scott E