The voting has closed. Now we wait. In October, we’ll find out if Richmond was selected as Outside Magazine‘s ‘Best Town Ever.’ If voting alone told the tale, RVA would win in a landslide. Here’s how the final Facebook vote tally broke down.
Richmond actually wound up with more votes than the next five cities combined. But the voting isn’t the only criterion the judges from Outside will be considering. The other is the creativity of user-submitted content. Things like the comments the Facebook voters included with their vote and the photos they uploaded are all part of the competition. Said Jackie Holt, of the Sports Backers, “The creativity of each town’s user-submitted material will be ranked by a team of Outside editors and those comments may be used in the coverage of each city in the magazine.”