SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (February 18, 2013)—New Jersey’s top 10 beaches contest is on hold this year and instead the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium says the program will focus on cooperation among regional tourism leaders as the shore recovers from Superstorm Sandy.
The contest began in 2008 as a way to generate pride in and stewardship of New Jersey's beaches.
Residents voted online for their favorite shore spot, and the results were unveiled at a pre-Memorial Day news conference.
This year's voting will involve a calendar photo contest.
Residents will be encouraged to share their favorite shore memories starting Wednesday.