Foursquare Announces Winners Of Global City Badges Contest

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Earlier this month Foursquare announced that their #visitUS initiative, which let users compete to get their city a special Foursquare badge, had gone global. Foursquare users from around the world were asked to create detailed lists that highlighted the best spots in their particular cities. Foursquare said that detailed lists with 40-50 entries that included photos and insider tips would be the most likely to win the contest.

Today, they have announced which lists have won their cities their own badge on Foursquare. Here's the full slate of winners:

Doha, Qatar
Mumbai, India
Seoul, South Korea

Casablanca, Morocco
Kumasi City, Ghana
Tunis, Tunisia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Manado, Indonesia
Perth, Australia

The Americas – North America
Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico
Kingston, Jamaica
Trois-Rivieres, Canada

The Americas – South America
Caracas, Venezuela
Montevideo, Uruguay
Santiago, Chile

Bologna, Italy
Ghent, Belgium
Guimaraes, Portugal
Riga, Latvia
Vienna, Austria

Apparently, users from the Americas and Europe were the busiest, so those areas were awarded a couple extra winning cities. An example of a list that won its city a badge is "The City of Dreams," user Vivek V's tour of Mumbai, India.

According to Foursquare, we'll have to wait a couple of months to see what the new city badges look like. IN the next few weeks, new badges should be rolling out for Amsterdam, Jakarta, Rio, Bangkok, And Buenos Aires.

Josh Wolford
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