Celebrating the Community
that Makes NYC on .nyc


Public Voting Ends on September 25th

Celebrating the community that makes NYC on .nyc with a $5,000 cash prize, borough bragging rights & a feature in an upcoming marketing campaign!

Showcasing .nyc websites as authentic as their community

What inspires your work? What drives your passion? And what makes your .nyc the best of your borough?

If you own a .nyc web address, enter now and share your NYC story.

Important Dates

September 4th

Contest Opens!

September 19th

Last Day for Submissions

September 20-25th

Public Voting Period

October 17th

Winners are Announced

What you need to know

What is Best of the Boroughs?

Best of the Boroughs in a citywide contest that celebrates the local businesses, organizations and community individuals that make our city, and each borough, a unique place to live. These individuals love the City so much it’s in their web address.

Entrants across NYC will submit applications on what makes their .nyc business, website, store, organization or idea the best of their borough. There will be one winner chosen from each of the five boroughs and named the Best of Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island, depending on the borough in which they reside.

Who is eligible?

Any business or entity with a working .nyc website in use prior to 9/4/2018.

Judging criteria is based on general public appeal, the value to local community and economy, the history and story of the individual business as it relates to the greater good of the New York City community, and the overall experience of the .nyc website.

What is .nyc?

.nyc is a web address (like .com, .net, and .org), just for New York City. It’s a powerful way to showcase your business or idea and demonstrate your local pride. Only people, businesses and organizations with a physical address within the five boroughs can get a .nyc web address. Learn more here

How to enter?

Interested .nyc owners will submit their individual stories on what makes their business or entity the best of their borough through the online submission portal. Submissions will be accepted September 4-19, 2018.


The goal of this Contest is to celebrate the use of the .nyc web address, and inspire local discovery of people, non-profits, companies and others using the .nyc domain.

The winner from each of the five boroughs will be received a $5,000 cash prize and be featured in future marketing efforts for .nyc.

What you get:

  • $5,000 cash prize will be awarded to the winner of each borough. There will be 5 winners total with one dedicated winner per borough.
  • Feature in .nyc marketing campaign highlighting your business.
  • Official Best of the Boroughs award, reinforcing your business as best of its borough as decided by the community and local borough representatives.

Previous Advertising Campaign Examples


The most successful entries will display a genuine relationship with their local community and neighbors. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Judging Criteria

Public Appeal Votes Received

Judging criteria is based on general public appeal, which will take into account the number of votes for each business received during the open public voting period.

The story behind a Submission

History and story of the individual business or entity as it relates to the greater good of the New York City community.

Value to the local community

How does your business or entity contribute to the borough in which your reside.

Overall experience of the .nyc website

Quality of the .nyc website to include but not be limited to, visual aesthetics, content, functionality, structure and navigation.

Partners and Judges