PEOPLE'S CHOICE: The awards have come to an end, and we can now have a look back at all the award winners including Helen and Shaun Walker from Coffee Bar 4605.
PEOPLE'S CHOICE: The awards have come to an end, and we can now have a look back at all the award winners including Helen and Shaun Walker from Coffee Bar 4605. Matt Collins

RECAP: A look back at our People's Choice Award winners

DURING the past eight weeks we have asked you to nominate and vote on your favourite South Burnett people, clubs, businesses and more.

We have been blown away by the thousands of votes counted in the South Burnett Times People's Choice Awards categories.

These categories included best coffee shops, hairdressers, sporting clubs, employees, tradespeople, community groups, take-away stores and butchers.

In this recap, we take a look back at the eight category award winners, and once again tip our hats to the best of the best in our wonderful region.

Everybody loves coffee, so for week one we kicked off the awards with the top ten coffee shops in the South Burnett.

And the South Burnett's best coffee shop was a popular winner.

Week two was a hair-raising experience when we discovered the top ten hairdressers in the region.

In a closely fought, but stylish battle the South Burnett's best hairdresser was crowned.

Sporting clubs from across the region were the focus in week three of the People's Choice Awards.

The top ten sporting clubs featured a healthy mixture of South Burnett's sporting codes.

But the South Burnett's best sporting club was well and truly in a league of its own.

In week four of the South Burnett Times People's Choice Awards, we shone the spotlight on our hard-working employees.

There was no denying the region's best employee had many pint-sized admirers.

In fact, all of the South Burnett's top ten employees had all the characteristics worthy of a pay rise.

Week five featured a ute-load of electric drills, hi-vis clothing and trips to the hardware store as we celebrated tradies week.

There was certainly no doubting the best tradie in the region, who created plenty of sparks.

The high level of quality displayed in our top ten tradies proved development in the South Burnett is in good hands.

Week six was an opportunity to showcase and give gratitude to the region's best community clubs.

The region's best community club was 'bacon' all the records.

The list of top ten community clubs showed that volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they just have the heart.

In the second last week of the People's Choice Awards, the top ten takeaway stores showed there is definitely no shortage of Friday night family takeaway options.

The winner of South Burnett's best takeaway store has come a long way since spending 20 years as a stay-at-home mum.

In the final week of the South Burnett Times People's Choice Awards, we asked the meaty question, and discovered the best butcher in the South Burnett.

But all the top five butchers in the region proved to be a cut above the rest.

A great big thank you to all those who nominated and voted in the awards.

Big thanks must also go to all the award recipients who were so generous with their time as we put together the stories.