September 12, 2021

This article has all of the details for the 2023 Macaroni KID Douglas County Family Spotlight Awards.


  • Nominations will be open from September 11, 2023, through September 30, 2023.
  • Voting will be open from October 9, 2023, through October 29, 2023.
  • Any nominations or votes cast outside the dates indicated will not be counted. 
  • Winners will be announced in November in our newsletter, on our website, and on our Facebook page.


  • By nominating and/or voting, you agree to receive emails from Macaroni KID Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree. You also agree to the privacy statement and cookie policy. We do not sell, lease, rent, or otherwise disclose the Personal Information collected from our Services to third parties unless otherwise stated in this Privacy Statement or with your consent. 
  • You may nominate and/or vote for as many or as few businesses as you would like. You must nominate and/or vote in at least ten (10) categories to be entered into the prize drawing. 
  • Business owners may nominate themselves.
  • The top five businesses receiving the most online nominations in each category will move on to the voting round starting October 9, 2023.
  • Categories receiving nominations for fewer than five different businesses will have fewer nominees moving on to the voting round. Categories with statistical ties for more than five different businesses may have up to seven businesses moving on to the voting round.
  • Businesses must be located in Douglas County unless otherwise specified.
  • Only one submission per email address, please. Macaroni KID validates each email to ensure authenticity. We reserve the right to eliminate votes that are deemed to be invalid or have interfered with the fair administration of this contest.


  • Feel free to promote this contest to your loyal customers on your website, social media, and more.
  • Need materials to help you get the word out? Email for all the goodies+!
  • WINNING businesses will receive a FREE listing in our Macaroni KID Business Directory through 2024, inclusion in the newsletter article announcing the winners, a 2023 Macaroni KID Family Spotlight Award certificate to display at their place of business, a digital "Winner" logo for their website, and the honor of knowing that Douglas County area families think they are the greatest.
  • The one business with the most total nominations and votes in any one category will win a $500 advertising package.


  • For sharing your top picks with us, we'll be giving away a $50 gift card during each week of the nomination period and during each week of the voting period. 
  • Subscribers must nominate or vote in at least ten categories to be entered during each period.
  • The sooner you nominate and vote, the more chances you'll have to win!
  • See complete Official Sweepstakes Rules.