The moment you’ve been waiting for is here. The nominations are in and its time for you to help decide who will be crowned the 2013 Ultimate Fishing Town in the U.S. and Canada. This is the opportunity to win a $25,000 community donation or one of eight $3,500 regional prizes to be used towards fishing-related causes along with an awareness and tourism boost with a special feature produced by and aired on WFN.
Click here to vote for your town
Nearly 700 towns in the U.S. and Canada received nominations and are eligible to become the next Ultimate Fishing Town. So how can you decide which towns will advance to the final round? Anyone can vote for his or her town of choice at UltimateFishingTown.com up to four times in one 24-hour period. Earn up to eight extra bonus votes by referring a friend through email and sharing on Facebook and Twitter:
• Earn one bonus vote for sharing on Twitter
• Earn one bonus vote for posting on Facebook
• Earn up to six bonus votes for referring your friends through email
CLICK HERE for the Official Rules.
Town walls have been populated with videos, photos and written comments to promote the community’s candidacy and reinforce why the town is deserving of Ultimate Fishing Town honors. Ultimate Fishing Town has been divided into eight regions for 2013 with three in Canada and five in the U.S. Regional finalists will be presented to voters on Friday, May 3. Public voting for those honors begins at 12 p.m. MT on May 3 and runs through 11:59 a.m. MT on Friday, May 24.
The community receiving the most votes in each country will garner a $25,000 grand prize to be invested in fishing-related causes in the community, with eight $3,500 regional prizes also to be awarded for the same purpose.
Don’t forget that WFN provides a variety of social media tools to help spread the word and encourage participation at www.UltimateFishingTown.com. You can ‘LIKE’ WFN on Facebook, tweet questions to @WFN #UFT2013 and subscribe to WFN’s YouTube channel.
WFN will announce the Ultimate Fishing Town for the U.S. and Canada and the regional winners on or about Tuesday, June 4.
2013 WFN Ultimate Fishing Town Regions
Eastern: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Nunavut and Price Edward Island.
Western: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan and Yukon.
Ontario: The province of Ontario is a standalone region for 2013.
Northeast: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Southeast: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
Central: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Southwest: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah.
West: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.