2019 Gold Daisy Awards (Last Chance to Nominate Your Favorites)

Issaquah, Sammamish, Fall City, Preston, Snoqualmie, North Bend

September 22, 2019

Macaroni Kid's Gold Daisy Awards recognize the most beloved local businesses for kids and families in the Snoqualmie Valley, Issaquah and Sammamish areas.

The nomination period for the 8th annual Macaroni Kid Snoqualmie Valley - Issaquah - Sammamish GOLD Daisy Awards is open from now through Friday, September 27th,  2019. Don’t keep great local businesses a secret — pick your favorites and share them with us!


The 2019 Macaroni Kid Snoqualmie Valley - Issaquah - Sammamish GOLD Daisy Awards are community and word-of-mouth driven! Want to help your local business or service? Use the "Share on Facebook" button below to tell everyone you know about the contest!

Who do parents turn to when they want to find the best places to go or the best doctors or the best storytimes? Other parents! We want YOU to nominate the businesses that your kids and your family love in Issaquah, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, North Bend, Fall City and Preston.

Last year's contest brought in thousands of nominations and votes as you told us who you loved; see the list of 2018 winners here. Once again we want to hear from you about your favorite places to entertain, stimulate and exhaust your kids, and all those businesses that just plain make your life easier as a parent.

Submit your nominations now; it's so easy! 

How Do You Get Started?
From now through Friday, September 27th,  2019 at noon (12:00PM), simply nominate your favorite businesses! Nominate as many or as few businesses as you would like (just remember to use the businesses "real" name). This is your chance to shout out to all of those awesome, local businesses you go to all the time and that other parents might not know about.  Only one submission per email address please; you must be a subscriber to the newsletter to nominate. You can subscribe here.

What's In It For The Businesses?
We will announce the finalists and winners of each category in upcoming issues. The winning business in each category will receive free placement in our Business Directory for yearlong recognition, a 2018 Macaroni Kid Gold Daisy window cling to display at their place of business, and the honor of knowing that local families think they are the greatest! 

Are you a business owner? Feel free to promote this contest to your loyal customers on your own customer lists, website, and social media! 

  • Nominations are open from September 19, 2019 through Friday, September 27th,  2019 at noon (12:00PM).
  • Starting Friday, October 4th, 2019, you can vote for the businesses that received the most nominations, only the top businesses will be selected. Voting will close on Friday, October 11th at noon (12:00PM).
  • Winners will be announced Friday, October 18th at noon (12:00PM).
  • Submit only one nomination ballot per email address; please nominate businesses in at least five categories.
  • Please use the businesses full name when nominating.
  • To nominate a business you must be a Macaroni Kid Snoqualmie Valley-Issaquah-Sammamish email subscriber, to sign up click here.
  • Votes with fake email addresses will not count and may disqualify the nominee from making it into the voting phase and winning.  It is against policy to place a vote using any email other than your own.
  • Only the top nominations in each category will be selected for voting.
  • Macaroni Kid families will then vote on their favorites and one winner in each category will be selected.
  • Macaroni Kid confirms AND validates each email to ensure authenticity. We reserve the right to eliminate votes that are deemed to be invalid or have interfered with the fair administration of this contest.
Businesses, let your customers know via email blasts, social media outlets, and any other way you can that you need their support! Need GOLD DAISY materials to help you get the word out (logos, links, and more)? Contact for all the goodies!