Modesto Bee launches annual 'Readers' Choice' contest

The Modesto Bee today launched its annual "Readers' Choice" competition, enabling people to vote for their favorite shops, restaurants and service providers. The ballot is available at

Votes may be entered until midnight Friday, Oct. 15. Businesses entered in the contest are from Modesto, Turlock, Oakdale and many other communities in Stanislaus County and neighboring areas of the Northern San Joaquin Valley and Sierra foothills.

The Readers' Choice contest began in 2001. Winners of this year's contest will be announced after results are tabulated late this month.

To see the list of 2009 winners, click here.