Inside Columbia magazine's Best of Columbia Awards is back and better than ever! These reader's choice awards have always been decided completely and solely by the public, but now you have even more power!

You have the power to vote every day! Our new ballot allows you to return once a day to cast your votes for your favorites. Bookmark this page and set a reminder on your calendar to come back daily through Friday, Jan. 31.

You have the power to add to the ballot! If you don't see the name of your favorites on the ballot, it's simple to add them. Just type in the name of the person, place or thing you want to nominate in each category. Our editors will review the nominations for spelling and appropriateness and as long as everything is legit, we'll post your nomination to the ballot the following business day. We'll allow new nominations on the ballot through Jan. 9, then we'll cut the ballot down to the top 10 vote-getters in each category for the final three weeks of voting.

You have the power to spread the news! Be sure to tell others that Best of Columbia voting is underway and direct them here to cast their votes and make their own nominations.

To vote, fill out the very simple registration form the first time, then log in daily with just your email address and the password you selected.