Earlier this year, we posted lists of the “10 Things We Love About Memphis” by a number of our fellow citizens. Now, we’ve got a chance to show just how much we meant it.

Last year at this time, we were complaining and urging you to fire off an email to Travel and Leisure magazine about our omission from its list of “America’s Favorite Cities.” This year, we can vote our city into the list if we finish in the top five of the 10 contenders.

Our competition is St. Louis, Kansas City, Houston, Baltimore, Cleveland, Providence, Anchorage, Detroit and Salt Lake City. Reports have it that we are within striking distance of grabbing a spot on the list.

So, cast your vote by May 15 and help us get Memphis the attention it deserves as one of this nation’s favorite cities.