Reader's Digest searches for Canada's Most Interesting Town

Nominate Your Town for the Chance to Win Cash Prizes and have it Featured on the Cover of Reader's Digest

Public Can Vote to Help Determine the Most Interesting Towns in Canada

MONTREAL, Sept. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Calling all Canadians! Reader's Digest wants to know if your city, town or village is the most interesting place in the country. The popular magazine today announced the launch of its Canada's Most Interesting Towns (CMIT) contest. From coast to coast, this grassroots initiative gives Canadians the opportunity to shine a national spotlight on their favourite town by submitting their stories and photos to —in 250 words or less—from now until December 18, 2012.

"Reader's Digest has a long tradition of sharing the fascinating stories about the unique people and places across our great country," says Robert Goyette, Editor-in-Chief, Reader's Digest. "Now we want to hear directly from our readers what they think makes their hometowns the most interesting in Canada and share those stories with the rest of the country."

One story about a Canadian town will be selected by the editors of Reader's Digest as the grand prize winner, and that town will be singled out on the cover of the April 2013 print and digital issue as Canada's Most Interesting Town. The author will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and an additional $5,000 will be awarded to the winning town to be used towards a community project or civic initiative.

"Canadians are renowned for their community pride and we are excited for people across the county to share their stories with us," says Philippe Cloutier, General Manager, Reader's Digest. "Our readers have helped us become Canada's most-read magazine, and this program allows us to celebrate what truly makes our country great and give back to Canadians and their communities."

The grand prize for Canada's Most Interesting Towns will be selected by the editors of Reader's Digest. In addition, seven cash prizes will be awarded for submissions in each of the seven specific categories: Best Destination, Greenest Town, Healthiest Town, Best Cuisine, Most Community Spirit, Most Artistic Town and Most Entrepreneurial Town. These runner-up winners will each receive $1,000 cash and their town will be mentioned inside of a future print and digital edition of Reader's Digest and Our Canada magazines.

People are encouraged to submit their stories and photos between September 18 and December 18, 2012 at Reader's Digest also invites the public to cast votes online for the most interesting submissions.

How to participate
It's easy to submit a story or to vote for your favourite submission at People may enter as many stories or vote as many times as they like.  Stories must be 250 words or fewer and describe what makes their town interesting.  Reader's Digest editors will select the story they believe best reflects Canada's Most Interesting Town.  Editorial staff will select seven (7) other essay winners from each of these categories: Best Destination, Greenest, Healthiest, Best Cuisine, Most Community Spirit, Most Artistic and Most Entrepreneurial. For a full list of rules and regulations, visit

About Reader's Digest

Reader's Digest simplifies and enriches consumers' lives by discovering and expertly selecting the most interesting ideas, stories, experiences and products in health, home, family, food, money and humour. Along with being a premier publisher of Best Health, Our Canada and More of Our Canada, books, music and video products, it operates a network of branded websites in Canada, including,,,, and  Subscriptions can be obtained at and via digital download on the iPad.

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