From Iceland — Nominations Now Open For "Reykjavíkingur Of The Year"

Nominations Now Open For “Reykjavíkingur Of The Year”

Published May 12, 2014

Andie Sophia Fontaine
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Natsha Nandabhiwat

The city of Reykjavík is now accepting your nominations for the capital resident who most exemplifies what it means to be from Reykjavík.

For the fourth year running, Vísir reports, the city is asking for suggestions from the general public on who should be bestowed this honour.

“In Reykjavík there are many model citizens who think first and foremost about the interests of the city and its residents,” said Reykjavík mayor Jón Gnarr. “Who work selflessly in the interests of their fellow citizens, give off positivity by their own example or keep the city cleaner and tidier.”

Winners of the honour will receive many awards, including an invitation from the mayor to open the Elliðaá Rivers with him, as well as a year-long pass to the city’s swimming pools, a year-long pass to the local zoo, tickets to performances at the Reykjavík City Theatre, and a one-year Menningarkort, which grants its bearer discounts on numerous cultural attractions in the city.

Nominations can be sent, along with your reasons for nominating this particular person, to A three-person panel of judges will then decide on who the next Reykjavíkingur of the Year will be over the next few weeks.

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