One of the nation's most widely read magazines is looking for the most interesting locale in America for an upcoming cover story.
Reader's Digest is asking residents in communities across the country to nominate their town for the magazine's "America's Most Interesting Town" contest.
It works like this: to nominate Westhampton Beach, Quogue or Hampton Bays, a resident would write and submit a story — or a letter to-the-editor style piece — explaining why they think their hometown is the most interesting town in America by May 31.
The winner will get their town on the cover of an upcoming Reader's Digest issue and $1,000. Winners are based on votes on the magazine's contest website.
Ashley Gabriel, a spokesperson for Reader's Digest, said the "We Hear You America" campaign is a grassroots effort the magazine started "that serves as a catalyst to empower Americans to help their communities."
This is the second phase of the contest. Gabriel said the magazine already picked several winners as part of the first phase of the campaign.
"Based on the excitement and community involvement in phase 1, Reader’s Digest decided to extend the campaign by creating phase 2," she said. "You can vote for your town until May 31, as well as get locals to post stories about what makes Kent the 'Most Interesting Town in America.' In order for a town to be a contender to win the $1,000 and the cover story on an upcoming issue of Reader’s Digest, there must be a story posted about why the town is interesting."