Southern Living announces this year’s top schools for tailgating in the South. The 15 contenders in the second-annual competition are featured in the September issue, hitting newsstands Friday. Fans will ultimately determine the school that hosts “The South’s Best Tailgate.”

“In the South, pre-game celebrations matter as much as what happens on the field,” said Southern Living Editor-in-Chief Lindsay Bierman. “We’re asking readers to decide which school best honors our great tradition of Southern hospitality with the most stylish and spirited spread.”

Voters can cast ballots daily until September 30 on or via smartphone by scanning the corresponding image in the September issue with the Digimarc Discover app. One vote per person per day is counted toward the final tally, and votes cast on Saturday count twice. Voters are entered daily for a chance to win $2,500 toward an ultimate tailgate. Southern Living will crown the winner of “The South’s Best Tailgate” at a home game this fall.