Chicken or beef? Paper or plastic? Smoking or non-smoking?

That last one isn’t a choice we have too often anymore, but you get the point. Life is full of choices and decisions. Landing somewhere between the monumental and the trivial are some new choices that you get to make in the 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Hosted by The NEWS, the Readers’ Choice Awards stem from the 2011 Dealer Design (DD) competition. Contractor judges chose the winning field for the DDs, and now it is up to the readers to crown their champion.

The ballots change weekly, so it is important that you continue to vote for your favorite product. And, don’t forget to spread the word. Get your buddies to vote, your mom and dad, grandparents, and anyone else who could help your product of choice rise in the competition ranks. The results of the Readers’ Choice Awards are all up to you. So get voting.

Go to and look for the blue and white ballot on the right-hand side of the screen. Click through the radio dials with your choices and then click the “Submit” button. At the bottom of the page is an adjustable bracket image that will help you keep track of your product of choice. It is updated as the competition progresses. There may even be time to start an office pool. Have fun, vote often, and choose wisely.