Best of Saskatoon 2021

Get out the Vote!

Are you in the running?
Mobilize your voting base with these tools.

Welcome to  Saskatoon’s premier reader poll on the city’s best food and drink

In February to April, thousands of Planet S readers will be flocking to our Best of Food online poll to nominate, and then vote for, their favourite restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. Now is your chance to grab their attention!

Planet S is promoting Best of Food with:

  • High visibility promos in Planet S magazine and on the website
  • Social media posts across Planet S channels
  • E-newsletter invitations
  • Promotional video
  • Radio Ads

How it works

1. Nomination Round
February 1 to March 13
The public submits nominations in an open field. Nominees with the most nominations move on to the voting round.

2. Voting Round
March 20 to May 1
The public votes on a multiple‑choice ballot of the top nominees.

3. Results
July 6
All the winners and runners-up will be published in print and online. The popular  webpage will remain up for an entire year.

4. Awards
Winners are entitled to an official
certificate identifying the category (or categories) they won.

What you can do

Get Noticed

Promote yourself! Check out our free self‑promotion toolkit for printable posters, social media assets and more.

Increase your Visibility to Voters

Get professional promotions across our multiple channels. All the options are shown below. There’s something for every budget. Don’t miss the money-saving bundles! Ad design is free with purchase.

Ballot Ad

Get a banner ad right on the web ballot. There are three options:

Ballot Layout
SPONSORSHIP: A 600 × 120 pixel ad right above the ballot. Only one sponsorship is available. It runs the entire length of the nomination and voting rounds.

SECTION AD: A 600 × 75 pixel ad at the top of a section. One advertiser per section; first come, first served.
$299 per round ($598 for the entire run)

Available sections: Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Fast Food, Starters & Mains, Pizza, Baking & Treats, Restaurants, International, Pubs & Liquor, Shopping & Services, Neighbourhoods

CATEGORY AD: A 390 × 90 pixel ad at the top of a category. See the ballot for all the categories available.
$199 per round ($398 for the entire run)

Featured Entrant

VOTING ROUND ONLY. Have you been nominated? If so, congrats! You have a unique opportunity to promote yourself.

Ballot Layout
Get a featured information card on the ballot in the category you were nominated for. This card can have any of the following: text description (max 50 words), address (linked to Google Maps), phone, website link, Facebook link, Twitter link, photo. The feature card appears above the other entrants.

$99 (voting round only)

This price is per entry. If you have been nominated in multiple categories, each category counts as a separate entry.

Sidebar Ad

Ballot Layout
Get a web ad (300 × 250 pixels) on the sidebar of Only five sidebar slots are available! Sidebar ads, unlike the ballot ads, appear on all pages of the website, inlcuding the Best of Food ballot page.

$399 per round ($798 for the entire run)


Ballot Layout
There will be eight email newsletters sent to our nearly 10,000 subscribers (four per round). They promote Best of Food and can feature either your logo or an ad.

  • Logo for 1 round: $100 (six available)
  • Logo for 2 rounds: $200 (six available)
  • Banner Ad for 1 round: $200
  • Banner Ad for 2 rounds: $400

Print Ad

Sample cover

Get a full-colour ad in an issue of Planet S magazine (design available for free). Eligible issues: February 16, March 16, April 13.

  • 1/8 page: $398
  • 1/6 page: $509
  • 1/4 page: $660
  • 1/2 page: $1,225


Save with these combination packs! For details on the individual promotions, see above.

Get Started!

Got questions? Ready to book your spot? If you are interested in any of these unique promotions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you shortly. Spaces are limited so please act quickly to reserve your space. 
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