“Name our Region” contest!

Three finalists will be announced on May 15th!

Journey to Growth (J2G), SE MN Together, the University of Minnesota Ext., the Southeast Minnesota League of Municipalities and CEDA (Community Economic Development Associates) invites the public to enter the “Name our Region” contest.

Many regions have an identity, a name that defines who they are as a whole; Napa Valley, Quad Cities, The Iron Range, Research Triangle Park, Twin Cities. The list goes on and on and more and more regional brands are being created every day!

We define our region or larger community as; Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Steele, Wabasha and Winona.
Naming our southeast Minnesota area is a starting point that will allow us to promote ourselves collectively, keep us competitive within the national and global market and help us retain and attract residents and talent.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to comply with all of the contest provisions will lead to the disqualification of your entry.

QUESTIONS? E-mail: info@j2gmn.com


March 1st, 2018
Contest kicks off

The “Name our Region” contest will launch and accept entries beginning March 1st, 2018. Submissions will be collected and will advance to the “judges circle;” a group of regional influence's from both the private and public sectors. The Judge's Circle participants will be announced in April. The circle will narrow down the entries to the top three.

May 15th, 2018
Top three finalists revealed

Three finalists will be revealed on May 15th, 2018 for a final round of online voting by the public.

June 1st, 2018
Winner announced

The submission with the most votes will be tallied and the winner of the “People’s Choice” will be announced June 1st, 2018 and will win a cash prize of $500.00.

The “People’s Choice” regional name will be used in the creation of shared supplemental marketing collateral.