Foursquare City Badges Contest Goes Global

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Would you like your city to have its own Foursquare badge - given out as a reward for checking in at specific locations? Foursquare has just announced that they are opening up their Foursquare Cities contest to the world.

Back in January, Foursquare launched their #visitUS initiative which allowed users to compete to get their city its own badge. Users were asked to create a Foursquare list that highlighted some of the best spots in their city, complete with photos and insider tips. Foursquare said the best lists would inspire which cities were awarded special badges.

And earlier this month, they announced the winners of that contest - Des Moines, Baltimore, Richmond, Oklahoma City, and Stamford. Now, the contest is spreading to the rest of the globe.

The steps are the same. Foursquare wants you to make a list detailed 40-50 of your city's best spots, complete with tips and photos. Once you make the list, you should share it via Twitter:

  1. Create a list at Make sure to include the name of your city and the #4sqCities hashtag in the name.
  2. Add your favorite places! Aim for about 40-50 (and no more than 70) of your town’s best places. Include a variety of spots, from restaurants and bars, to parks, monuments, and local businesses. Give your list some love by adding tips and photos!
  3. When you’re done, encourage your friends to follow the list (or even help you make it) by sharing it on foursquare, Twitter, and Facebook.
  4. Submit your list by sharing it on twitter with the hashtag #4sqCities by March 23. You can share your tweet with us here.

The cities that get their own badges will be the ones whose members made the most detailed lists. According to Foursquare, 15 overall winning cities will be chosen, three from the following areas: Africa, the Americas (minus the U.S.), Asia, Europe, and Oceania.

Josh Wolford
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