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Vote for Mount Washington as 8th Wonder of the World

Fire up the social networking machines and get everyone to vote for Mount Washington in the 8th Wonder of the World Contest.  Go to

June 3, 2103

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                                                                   Voting Open June 3 through September 30 

Los Angeles (June 3, 2013) - Mount Washington and the Valley named after it has been nominated” by the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce for’s quest to crown the “8th Wonder of the World.  Public voting begins June 3 and continues through September 30, 2013 at, a leading travel research website and community that is part of TripAdvisor Media Group.  Many landmarks from throughout the world have been nominated, but Mount Washington is the only nominee from New Hampshire.  The winner of the 8th Wonder of the World contest will be the landmark with the most votes.

The nomination reads: From Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the Northeast, you see 4 states and Canada. Named after it, the Mt. Washington Valley has provided a source for outdoor adventure lovers for centuries.  “We know that Mount Washington and the Valley that surrounds it can earn the distinction of 8th Wonder of the World, with the help of everyone in the Valley,” said Janice Crawford, Executive Director of the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce.  “We hope every resident and business in the Valley will fire up their social networking machines and encourage their friends and fans to vote,” encouraged Crawford.

Numerous Tourism Boards, Chambers of Commerce and Visitor Bureaus have nominated landmarks around the world, and the public is asked to vote for their favorite “wonder” out of the more than 200 submissions.  Yet Mount Washington is the only nominee in New Hampshire, making it the state’s icon in the contest.

Voters can visit to vote for Mount Washington daily until September 30, 2013.  The” wonder” with the most votes will be crowned the winner and will be featured in a national broadcast TV segment on a popular syndicated program as well as receive a massive media relations campaign push from VirtualTourist and other media outlets interested in the contest.

“It’s wonderful to have a nomination from every corner of the world so we are thrilled to receive Mount Washington as a nomination from New Hampshire” said Giampiero Ambrosi, General Manager of  “As one of the best travel guide resources on the web, members and visitors to our site have been to almost every country in the world.  We are eager to see which landmark they will choose to be crowned the 8th Wonder of the World.”

To vote for Mount Washington, go to and scroll down through the nominations listed in alphabetical order. 

About Mt Washington Valley

Nestled in the shadow of the tallest peak in the Northeast, Mount Washington, the Mt Washington Valley is made up of the 27 towns, villages and unincorporated areas surrounding the grand dame of the White Mountains.  Known for the outdoor adventure offered here, Mt Washington Valley is surrounded by 660,000 acres of White Mountain National Forest and a virtual playground for adventure, outdoor recreation and scenic beauty.  For more information visit or call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364).  For information on visiting New Hampshire, visit

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