Lake of the Ozarks has been nominated in USA TODAY’S latest 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest.

Lake of the Ozarks has been nominated in USA TODAY’S latest 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest.

According to a press release from the Tri-County Lodging Association, a USA TODAY expert panel selected Lake of the Ozarks as a contender for Best Destination for Fall Foliage, which just launched. The contest, which is being promoted by USA TODAY, gives voters four weeks to vote for the candidate of their choice at http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-destination-for-fall-foliage/. A person can vote once a day for the run of the contest.

Voting ends Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 11:59 a.m. EDT and the winners will be announced on 10Best on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 12 p.m. EDT, then later on USA TODAY.

Prior competitions have been hotly contested, and we look forward to seeing how you rock the vote in your own community, USA Today editors wrote.

TCLA and the Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitors Bureau were excited about the nomination given the enhanced publicity that previous USA Today travel and recreational readers’ choice contests have afforded the Lake of the Ozarks. The Lake of the Ozarks won Best Recreational Lake in the US in a USA Today poll in 2015. Ha Ha Tonka State Park also earned fourth best state park in the country in a similar USA Today contest.