Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Moms: Win with Whirlpool!

I was contacted by a representative of the Whirlpool appliance company to share information about a contest they are hosting just for MOMS! Super!

This Mother's Day, May 11, Whirlpool brand will kick-off the fourth annual Mother of Invention Grant Program – just in time for the 100th anniversary of Mother's Day. In the past three years, Whirlpool brand has recognized and helped more than 15 moms turn their innovative ideas into reality.

The Whirlpool brand Mother of Invention Grant Program provides seed money and expert guidance to moms to turn their invention, business or service ideas into full-fledged businesses.

This year, Whirlpool is greening the program by adding a new category focused on moms who create an environmentally friendly product/service or use natural/recycled materials to create their invention!

Here is the Contest Information and Details:

-Program opens May 11 and entries are accepted through July 31, 2008
-Entry forms can be found at www.whirlpool.com/moms
-Contest winners receive
-A $20,000 grant for the grand prize winner
-$24,000 in grant money for the four runners-up
-Appliance prizes
-Invitation to business boot camp where winners will receive guidance from Whirlpool and industry experts
-Each mom can submit up to 3 ideas
-This year we added a Green category focused on moms who create an environmentally-friendly product/service or use natural/recycled materials to create
-The ideas submitted in this contest remain the sole property of the contestant
-Appliance and appliance component submissions will be disqualified
-Judging Criteria
-Creates a solution to an unmet consumer need
-Is unique in the current marketplace
-Could be a viable business
-Has an interesting story around the creation
-Winners will be notified around September 8, 2008

The Whirlpool representative assured me no spamming would result of your entries, and you would not be contacted by Whirlpool for marketing unless you specifically sign up for their newsletter.

So, good luck Moms!!

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