Visit South Walton released the results of its annual Perfect in South Walton awards last month, and last week some were notified errors had been made.

Walton County Tourist Development Council Executive Director Jay Tusa said after some of the initial results were questioned, his staff went back and looked at all the numbers and categories.

"We found that some votes had been overlooked and there were discrepancies in the numbers for six categories," he said.

The errors were immediately corrected and winners were renotified via email.

"We are reprinting the booklet announcing the winners and it is on order now," he said.

As to how the errors happened, Tusa said the person responsible for the program is no longer with the organization and he can't say what happened.

Tusa has been with the TDC for less than a year.

"We're all human and make errors," he said.

In addition to the possible human error, Tusa said many votes were cast using Survey Monkey, which often does not calculate percentages correctly.

While only eight businesses were affected by the errors, Tusa said the tallying will be done by a committee next year.

The Perfect in South Walton program recognizes unique people, places, activities and tourism-related businesses in 48 categories, including culinary, entertainment, outdoor, shopping, the arts, accommodations, and media outlets.

More than 7,000 votes were submitted during the summer by visitors, homeowners, and those who live and work in Walton County.

For more information on the Perfect in South Walton awards, visit or email