Batesville In Running In Reader’s Digest Contest

Posted On January 04, 2012

(Batesville, Ind.) – The City of Batesville is in the running for a $50,000 prize from Reader’s Digest.


The national publication opened its “We Hear You America” contest to cities and towns across the country in November. Contest organizers say Batesville residents have already been logging on in droves to vote for their town.


Batesville needs to gain more votes than any other participating city to win the $50,000 grand prize which would be used to fund community projects.


People can vote as many times as they like at www.readersdigest.com/america. Type in the name of the town and click on the word “Vote.”


The We Hear You America campaign will provide support to the towns receiving the most votes, including being featured in the Reader’s Digest annual Best of America issue and on ReadersDigest.com.


“People have always turned to Reader’s Digest for the best stories in America. We wanted to turn the tables and have America tell us what’s interesting and inspiring,” said Liz Vaccariello, Reader’s Digest chief content officer and editor-in-chief. “Who better than Reader’s Digest to cut through the bureaucracy and red tape to help towns fund projects and to enhance community pride while providing communities a platform to express what help they need to improve their lives.”