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Published: 06/27/2013
Heidi Zimmerman, Director/Communications 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22108 (703) 854-5304 or

USA Today Travel Media Group Announces Albuquerque Selected as Nominee for 10 Best Readers' Choice Travel Award

McLean, Va. – Albuquerque is represented in the latest nominations for a 2013 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award, announces The USA TODAY Travel Media Group.

Albuquerque – Green Chile Sauce is one of 20 nominees in the Best Iconic American Foods category of’s prestigious weekly contest, which runs throughout the year.

Readers and users will have four weeks in which to vote for Best Iconic American Foods, and the winner will be revealed on and USA TODAY on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Rules allow the public the right to vote online for one nominee per category, per day.

The 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award contest launches one new category each week, revealing its 20 nominees. Beginning week five, new winners will also be revealed weekly, from an award category launched four weeks prior.

Nominees for all categories are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from; relevant expert contributors and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. The nomination panel for each travel award category is displayed on its associated contest page. All voting is digital and the 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award contest is accessible on the website.

To see or share the 10Best Readers’ Choice contest:
To see or share the Albuquerque nomination:

The full list of 20 nominations for the Best Iconic American Foods category are as follows:

Albuquerque - Green Chile Sauce
Atlanta - Southern Fried Chicken
Baltimore - Maryland Crabs
Charleston, SC - Shrimp and Grits
Chicago - Italian Beef Sandwiches
Cincinnati - Cincinnati Chili
Dallas - Steak
Honolulu - Poi
Indianapolis - Pork Tenderloin Sandwich
Kansas City – BBQ
Kentucky – Burgoo
Key West - Key Lime Pie
Memphis - Pullled Pork
New Orleans - Boiled Crawfish
New York - Pastrami
Philadelphia - Philly Cheese Steak
Portland, OR - Wild Salmon
San Francisco – Cioppino
Seattle - Dungeness Crab
Wisconsin - Fried Cheese Curds

While the 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award contest lives on - a standalone travel media site - it will be promoted across USA TODAY Travel Media Group’s existing and future digital, mobile and tablet products, as well as via social media. Nominees and winners may also be promoted and/or announced across Gannett media outlets including the websites of its 81 local newspapers and 23 television stations.
“USA TODAY is thrilled to have this method of sharing what 10Best and USA TODAY readers and users love most,” said John Peters, president of USA TODAY Travel Media Group. “Our readers are well-informed, well-travelled and opinionated. At the end of the day, content on our platforms is a reflection of them. A destination, organization or business which finds itself the recipient of a 10Best Readers’ Choice Award has really accomplished something.” provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world. The core of the site's uniqueness is its team of local travel experts: a well-traveled and well-educated group who are not only experts in their fields - and their cities - but discriminating in their tastes. These local experts live in the city they write about so the content is constantly updated. In 2012, averaged more than 700,000 monthly unique visitors generating approximately 28 million page views. It was acquired by USA TODAY in January of 2013.

USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, USA TODAY's mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation. Through its unique visual storytelling, USA TODAY delivers high-quality and engaging content across print, digital, social and video platforms. An innovator of news and information, USA TODAY reflects the pulse of the nation and serves as the host of the American conversation – today, tomorrow and for decades to follow. USA TODAY, the nation's number one newspaper in print circulation with an average of more than 1.6 million daily, and, an award-winning newspaper website launched in 1995, reach a combined 6.6 million readers daily. USA TODAY is a leader in mobile applications with more than 16 million downloads on mobile devices. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).
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