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Sponsorships are available for the 14 main categories. Your branding and message will appear at the top of the selected main category. Main category sponsorship advertising will run through both the nomination and voting period. Also see Sub-Category & Ballot button opportunities.

Nominations & Voting
  • 728x180 ad, no click through. 1 available per main category.

  • 350x100 Ballot Button

  • Runs 43 days in total through both nominations and voting

  • 375,000 digital display banners on

  • Sub-category ad

  • Star Tribune Newspaper Section Front Page Strip

  • Custom Voting Page

Winners Magazine

  • Main category sponsors will be identified with logo placement in the magazine, on the first page of the category's section.

Receive Recognition:

  • In marketing materials when category is identified

  • In a media campaign valued at $100,000

  • On official program website tied to sponsor category

Event Visibility

  • Naming rights to event feature tied to category sponsorship

  • Sponsor name to be included in live announcements

  • Opportunities for exposure via signage, displays or other outlets

  • Event tickets


Categories (subject to availability):

  • Agriculture

  • Beauty & Fitness

  • Discover Minnesota 

  • Eat & Drink

  • Education

  • Entertainment

  • Health & Wellness 

  • Home & Garden 

  • Law

  • Minnesota Fun 

  • Motors 

  • Real Estate 

  • Services

  • Shopping

OVER $40,000



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