Frequently Asked Questions
My town was nominated; How can I prepare to promote it in this contest?
We only allow 10 votes per day per email address, so share with your friends to help your town get the most votes! Simply copy and paste the link to the voting page and share on your social media platforms. Make sure to follow Minnesota Monthly on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to share our updates on the Best of MN Town, too!
How do I submit my town for consideration?
Only an official town or city representative may submit an entry. An official representative is defined as a full-time staff member working in a leadership capacity of the town’s Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureau, Mayor’s office, or other elected official of the town. Each town may only submit one entry.
The town nomination period for 2019 runs from August 1st to August 31st at 5:00PM CST.
Nominations for the each year’s contest open in the summer. Keep an eye out for announcements in Minnesota Monthly!
What is the deadline?
A town or city may only be considered if they have submitted the online entry form by 5 p.m. CST on August 31, 2019. All required fields must be completed.
How will the winner be selected?
Minnesota Monthly’s editorial team, a panel of community representatives, and a popular vote will all play a role in the selection of the winner from nominated towns.
What do we get if we win?
The winning town will receive many benefits including a multi-page editorial feature in Minnesota Monthly, a media campaign valued at over $50,000.
Who do I contact if I have additional questions?
How do I get a password to submit my town?
If you are an official representative of your town and you don’t have access to a password, fill out the form below to request one.
I can't get to the nomination form; what can I do?
If you see a blank page when you click on Town Portal instead of seeing a password request, try using another browser or another computer. This website has been tested and should work on Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome, and most versions of Internet Explorer.