Malahide, County Dublin, Ireland – 2019 International Finalist

Malahide (Mullach Íde) is a beautiful, coastal Village situated approximately 18 km north-east of Dublin city, in Fingal, Ireland. Attractive shops, restaurants and cafes are centered on a crossroads, with extensive residential areas to the south, southeast and west. Beside the village is one of Fingal’s largest leisure facilities, a regional park comprising of the […]

Torbay – 2019 National Finalist

The beautiful Town of Torbay is located on the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland and Labrador, the most easterly Province of Canada. A vibrant, evolving Community of over 7000 people, Torbay has a long and colourful history that dates back to the 1500s. A unique, storied Community, with an exceptional quality of life, Torbay has so […]

Lexington, Kentucky USA – 2019 International Finalist

Founded in 1776, Lexington is located in the heart of the Bluegrass region of Central Kentucky.  Known as the “Horse Capital of the World,” it is Kentucky’s second largest city with a population of over 300,000 citizens.  In 1974 our city and county governments merged into one, non-partisan, entity, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG), […]

Nivelles, BW Belgium – 2019 International Finalist

The article in this section appears in its original language. Ville à la campagne, Nivelles compte près de 28.770 habitants (20 avril 2019) répartis sur une superficie de 6.060 hectares. Judicieusement placée à l’intersection d’un noeud autoroutier, elle est très facilement accessible. En plus de sa belle vitalité dans les domaines agricole, industriel, scolaire et […]

Spello, Perugia Italy – 2019 International Finalist

History Spello, of ancient Umbrian origins, it becomes important during the Roman period (confirmed by recent discovery of polychrome mosaics of the Roman villa and the already known rescript of Constantine): first Municipium Hispellum, then Splendidissima Colonia Iulia and finally with Constantine the colony Flavia Constans. In the Middle Ages it was a castrum under […]

Székesfehérvár, Fejér, Hungary – 2019 International Finalist

Székesfehérvár Landscape of History Székesfehérvár is one of the oldest Hungarian cities, a medieval royal court, a coronation city and one of Hungary’s must-see destinations. Today it is one of the strongest industrial cities in the country and a main traffic hub located between Budapest and Lake Balaton. The city centre which was restored in […]

Usk in Bloom, Wales, United Kingdom – 2018 International Finalist

The small picturesque town of Usk is located in the heart of the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside in South Wales. It sits on one of the finest salmon fishing rivers in the country, the River Usk, conveniently situated only 10 miles from the M4 yet feeling a whole world away. The streets of Usk are steeped […]

Szentes, Hungary – 2018 International Finalist

Szentes is located in the Southern Great Plain region, in Csongrád County, Hungary, by the Tisza and the Hármas-Körös, on both sides of the Kurca. The third largest city in the county, with a population of 28,000. Szentes is the city of sunlight, water, flowers and trees. The presence of the Tisza, Hármas-Körös and Kurca […]

Lewes, Delaware USA – 2018 International Finalist

The City of Lewes, Delaware is located where the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean meet, the area known as Cape Henlopen. The naturally beautiful area with beaches on both the ocean and the bay, trails, and nature preserves add to the many reasons to visit this small historic town founded by the Dutch in […]

Chipman – 2019 National Finalist

The Village of Chipman is located on the banks of the Salmon River, at the head of Grand Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the Maritime Provinces. It is centrally located, a hub to the major cities of Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John and Miramichi. Chipman maintains a peaceful, rural setting while offering year-round recreation, community […]

Alberton – 2018 National Finalist

Alberton is a community of around 1,100 people and it is the principal town among the fishing and farming communities situated along the western shore of Prince Edward Island. When Jacques Cartier first landed in 1534, he noted that the area had great potential for fishing, farming and lumbering.  By 1862 it had become a […]

Sainte-Pétronille – 2018 National Finalist

The article in this section appears in its original language. Sainte-Pétronille : pour une communauté florissante Si le village de Sainte-Pétronille est le dernier-né de l’île d’Orléans, c’est pourtant sur son territoire que tout a débuté. Voyons les moments qui ont marqué ce lieu durant plus de trois siècles et demi, puis considérons les efforts […]

Grand Falls-Windsor – 2018 National Finalist

About Grand Falls-Windsor The area now known as Grand Falls-Windsor was first settled in 1905 when representatives of the London Daily Mail established the site for Newfoundland’s first pulp and paper mill. Under the leadership of the Harmsworth brothers, the Anglo-Newfoundland Development (A.N.D.) Company attracted workers from all over the colony, the mainland of North […]

Nieuwpoort, Belgium – 2018 International Finalist

  Nieuwpoort is a municipality located in Flanders, one of the three regions in Belgium. During busy weekends and holiday periods the city is sometimes stretched beyond its limits, and welcomes up to sixty thousand visitors a day. Nieuwpoort is surrounded by water: the North Sea, the Yser, and a number of channels and moats […]

Madawaska Valley – 2019 National Finalist

The Township of Madawaska Valley is located in Renfrew County, Ontario, in the eastern part of the province and has a population of approximately 4300 people. It covers an area of 259.40 square miles and includes three vibrant communities – Wilno, Barry’s Bay & Combermere. Its picturesque area includes rolling hills and a multitude of […]

Petitcodiac – 2019 National Finalist

Photo credit : Louis-Phillippe Chiasson The Village of Petitcodiac is a community of all seasons for those in every season of life. The Village is located in the south eastern part of the province with the communities of Moncton, Riverview, and Sussex all located just 30 minutes away with Fundy Nation Park also in close […]

Société du parc Jean-Drapeau – 2019 National Finalist

The article in this section appears in its original language. Espace 67 : la nouvelle porte d’accueil du parc Jean-Drapeau. Un espace public, versatile, vivant, inspiré et prêt à accueillir tous les citoyens au gré des quatre saisons. Que ce soit pour… – admirer le coucher de soleil vers Montréal sur la Promenade riveraine, – […]

Kingsville – 2019 National Finalist

Kingsville is located along the north shore of Lake Erie. It is a community in the Essex County region. Kingsville has a unique location as the most southern town in Canada and enjoys the warmest climate of any city in Ontario. Our region is located at the same latitude as northern California. The average temperature […]

Leamington – 2018 National Finalist

The Municipality of Leamington is a community of nearly 30,000 people is a culturally rich mosaic, cherishing its ethic and rural roots. Located along the north shore of Lake Erie in sunny southern Ontario, the community offers an excellent school system, a community hospital, first-class recreational facilities, police and fire services, affordable housing and attractive neighborhoods, […]