FW: Best of Jax 2019

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Yes, it’s that time again. Northeast Florida’s reader poll of reference—also known as Folio Weekly Magazine’s Best of Jax—is back and bigger than ever. A staggering 51,564 nominations were submitted, and 324,362 votes cast across 500 categories. No area of modern life was left untouched. We’re talking everything under the sun, from local politics to pet parenting to air duct maintenance—and everything in between. Nominees were hand-selected by our readers of influence from a pool of thousands of candidates across four counties: Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns. This is the best of the best.

Now the nominations have been compiled; the campaigns have been waged; the ballots have been cast and counted. Without further ado, prepare to feast your eyes upon the winners of Folio Weekly Magazine’s Best of Jax 2019.


FIRST PLACE University of North Florida

Second Place Florida State College at Jacksonville

Third Place Jacksonville University

Fourth Place Flagler College

Fifth Place Edward Waters College 


FIRST PLACE Liz Murphy Thomas

Second Place Jim Smith

Third Place Holly Blanton

Fourth Place Erin Kendrick

Fifth Place Jennie Szaltis

Best College Sports Team

FIRST PLACE University of North Florida Ospreys, Baseball

Second Place JU Dolphins, Basketball

Third Place University of North Florida Ospreys, Golf

Fourth Place Edward Waters Tigers

Fifth Place FSCJ Blue Wave Basketball