City of Palm Bay Selected For ‘Curb Appeal’ Competion

By  //  August 21, 2012

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Palm Bay is one of hundreds of attractive towns and neighborhoods that will compete this summer in a national contest to find the “Prettiest Painted Places in America.”

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The 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,” said Debbie Zimmer, paint and color expert for the Paint Quality Institute.

Debbie Zimmer

Throughout the summer, cities, towns, historical districts, and neighborhoods will be permitted to enter the competition.  In September, a panel of judges will choose 60 places as finalists – 10 each from six geographic regions of the U.S.

After further research, a panel of judges from major media outlets will select one small place and one large town or city from each region as the 12 Prettiest Painted Places in America.  The winners will be extensively promoted in a national publicity campaign conducted by the Paint Quality Institute.

Information and photo galleries on the 60 finalists will be posted in September.

In the meantime, CLICK HERE to log on to the Paint Quality Institute website for more details.