01.And the winners are...
For years, we've named and shamed retailers and manufacturers with our notorious Shonkys. Now it's time to offer bouquets to 2009's top-performing companies and products with our inaugural CHOICE Awards.
The award shortlists have been drawn from hundreds of product tests and research projects conducted by CHOICE during 2009. The winner in each category is determined by a panel of CHOICE experts in that specialist field - with the exception of the People's CHOICE Award for Best Retailer, which was opened up to our 180,000 members to be determined by popular vote. To celebrate our 50th anniversary, we're presenting the CHOICE Heritage Award to the company that has delivered consistently good products and services over the past half-century.
The CHOICE Award categories are:
Video: The 2010 CHOICE Awards
Our specialists (and CHOICE readers) reveal who won the awards, and why.