Launch party: 2014 People's Choice Awards, Canberra

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What's my favourite restaurant? Where is the best cafe in Canberra? These were the tough questions running through my mind as I read the invitation to the launch of OutinCanberra's 2014 People's Choice Awards.

The Awards showcase the best of Canberra's social scene across five categories: Restaurant, Cafe, Entertainment Venue, Attractions and Events, Nightlife Venue.

Canberra has really stepped up its game in recent years and is proactively cultivating a fantastic food scene, helped along in part with the efforts of Visit Canberra and the tourism industry.

Tonight's launch party at Walt and Burley brought together representatives from the hospitality, entertainment and tourism industries and social media influencers to celebrate the best Canberra attractions and to kick off the voting!

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There were a few new faces and a few familiar ones!

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It was great to catch up with the delightful Merrymaker Sisters - Emma and Carla!

Managing Editor of OutInGroup Nic Crowther spoke about the Awards and his passion for Canberra.

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Linda and I couldn't wait to cast our votes!

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Chilled out live music added to the friendly and relaxed vibe.

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Once business was taken care of, we got stuck into the finger food...

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The spectacular view of the Kingston Foreshore as the sun set topped off a fantastic evening.

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Voting is now open! By voting, you can go in the draw to win dinner every month for a year!

Who will/did you vote for? Let me know in the comments below!

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