Best TV Newscast
KDKA Channel 2
2nd: WTAE Channel 4
3rd: WPXI Channel 11
Best Local Radio Personality
Mikey & Big Bob, KISS-FM
2nd: Jim Krenn, WDVE-FM
3rd: Tim Benz, WXDX-FM
Best-Looking Pittsburgh Celebrity (male)
2nd: Sidney Crosby
3rd: Troy Polamalu
Best-Looking Pittsburgh Celebrity (female)
2nd (tie): Sally Wiggin / Wendy Bell
Best Local Twitter
2nd: Virginia Montanez, @JanePitt
3rd: Mikey, @FSMikey
Best Local Person to Get Off Twitter
Rashard Mendenhall, @ R_Mendenhall (now inactive)
2nd: Luke Ravenstahl, @mayorluke (now inactive)
3rd: Big Bob, @FSBig Bob
Best Public Servant
2nd: Luke Ravenstahl
3rd: Natalia Rudiak
Best Pittsburgh Bridge
Smithfield Street Bridge
2nd: Clemente Bridge
3rd: Hot Metal Bridge
Best Reuse of a Building
Church Brew Works
2nd: Armstrong Cork Factory
3rd: Bakery Square
Best Work of Public Art
2nd: Mister Rogers statue
3rd: Sprout Fund murals
Best Local Cartoonist/Illustrator
3rd: Joe Wos
Best Pittsburgh Zoo Animal
Best Local Sign of the End Times
2nd: Luke Ravenstahl in office
3rd: Pirates winning
Painting Outside the Lines
While voting in our poll, readers also created categories of their own. Here are some of their write-in votes
Best Public Entertainer
Kenny Geidel (Lemonade Guy at PNC Park)
Everyone loved and misses him.
Best Zombie Provocateur
Winner: Professor Emcee Square of the It's Alive show
His unending loyalty to the organization of the undead and the promotion of their nefarious activities
Best Pittsburgh Voice You'll Never Forget
Rick's voice should be declared a natural resource. He has educated and entertained so many Pittsburghers with his distinctive narrative.
Best Stroll Through a Park
Schenley Park under the Panther Hollow Bridge
It's where I proposed to, and then married, my wife. There's a lot going on down there wildlife-wise as well.
Best Political Kerfuffle
HD TVs for Allegheny County Jail prisoners
Really? Need I say more?
Best Neighborhood to Be Comforted by the Steelers Losing the Super Bowl
This neighborhood is filled with Steelers passion and love. When the game was lost, all you could hear echoing throughout the dormant streets were the cracking of beer cans or the dropping of another empty bottle.
Best College Course
Rock & Roll: An Unruly History at Duquesne University
3 credits for instant hip
Best Example of Rich vs. Rich Against the Poor
UPMC vs. Highmark
Instead of trying to come to some conclusion, they keep fighting to make sure they come out on top, and the people who need the insurance or the health care get screwed over. Great job, guys!
Best Lifestyle Makeover
He has definitely cleaned up his image and turned his life around.
Best Time of My Day
When I leave the '203 for the '224
How do people live in the South Side? Working there is more than enough.
Best Neighborhood to Have Lived in Before It Was Cool
The only way to get real hipster street cred is to have lived in Lawrenceville before whomever you're speaking to.
Best Environmental Artwork
"Eco-Equation" by David Edwards
His public sculpture in Garfield combines wind-turbine and solar technologies to illuminate a positive message in the form of a symbolic equation in an under-served urban community.
Best Set Designer
His designs at City Theatre and Quantum are amazing this year.
Best Place to See Something Unusual
Irma Freeman Center for the Imagination
Some of the best drag and music performances I've seen here. Plus it's a beautiful building and new art goes up all the time.
Pittsburgh City Paper "Best of Poll"
Come on, man -- the amount of categories and questions on this poll was EPIC. Well done!