North Conway, New Hampshire is one of nearly 200 attractive towns and neighborhoods competing in a national contest to find the “Prettiest Painted Places in America”.
Located in the Mt. Washington Valley, North Conway is a quintessential New England village known for varied outdoor activities, especially the nearby skiing opportunities. The town is full of boutique shops, restaurants and beautiful homes, all colorfully and tastefully painted.
The Prettiest Painted Places competition, which is sponsored by the Paint Quality Institute, a leading source of information on paints and coatings, was last conducted in 2000 when towns such as Cape May, New Jersey, Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Telluride, Colorado won top honors.
“The purpose of Prettiest Painted Places is to identify and recognize those towns and neighborhoods that best demonstrate how exterior paint can enhance the appearance of an entire community,” according to Debbie Zimmer, paint and color expert for the Paint Quality Institute in Spring House, Pa.
“By honoring the most aesthetically-pleasing places, we believe our competition will give everyone an appreciation for the role that exterior paint can play in protecting and enhancing the appearance of any home or building,” she says.
Cities, towns, historical districts, and neighborhoods have entered the competition. In late September, a panel of judges will choose 60 places as finalists, 10 from each of six geographic regions of the U.S.
After further research, a panel of judges from major media outlets will select two places from each region as the 12 Prettiest Painted Places in America.
To see the names and locations of all of the places nominated in the competition, visit the Paint Quality Institute website at blog.paintquality.com.