Reader’s Digest Magazine is looking to crown the most interesting town in America. Could it be Fort Lee?
From now until May 29, residents are invited to log on to www.readersdigest.com/america to share personal stories and images that illustrate what makes their town special as part of the Reader's Digest "We Hear You America," campaign, a grassroots effort to empower Americans to help their communities.
In 2000 characters or less, Reader's Digest is asking residents to share why theirs is the most interesting town in America. Essays must cover one of the following 11 categories:
(1) Most Interesting Overall Town (2) Most Interesting Town Parade (3) Most Interesting Town Event (4) Most Interesting Town Nickname (5) Most Interesting Town Scenic View (6) Most Interesting Town’s Family (7) Most Interesting Town Legend (8) Most Interesting Town Trivia (9) Most Interesting Town Funny Story (10) Most Interesting Town Character (11) Most Interesting Town Landmark.
The author of the winning story will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and their town will be featured on the cover of an upcoming issue of Reader’s Digest magazine.
In addition, you can also put Fort Lee on the map by popular vote.
Upon entry into the contest, Reader's Digest users are invited to vote for their favorite town. You can vote as many times as you like for any town or towns. The town with the most votes during any of the 12 Popular Vote Periods from now until May 29 will receive a shoutout on the website and a mention in the magazine.
The top five popular vote getters last week were:
Minot, ND -- 51,362 votes
Polo, IL -- 21,002 votes
Cumberland, VA -- 10,101 votes
Joplin, MO -- 8,522 votes
Coronado, CA - 4,352 votes
The top vote-getting city in New Jersey -- Atlantic City -- received only three votes.