It's International Year of Cooperatives and we're about to open our second My Co-op Rocks contest. Don’t miss your second chance to win big by showing us how your co-op builds a better world.
This September and October, co-ops around the country invite individuals over the age of 18 to submit videos or photos in the My Co-op Rocks contest, a nationwide competition in which co op fans fire up their cameras and unleash their creativity to share all the ways their co-op is making a difference in people's lives.
Submissions will be accepted online beginning Sept. 1 at www.MyCoopRocks.coop. and six big winners will share $5,000 in prizes. All skill levels are welcome. Whether shooting with a cell phone or high-definition camera, people are encouraged to submit an entry that celebrates the 2012 International Year of Cooperatives and communicates how their co-op helps builds a better world.
The contest is offered by National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) and co-sponsored by National Cooperative Business Association, National Association of Housing Cooperatives, and U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives.
“Our customers are passionate about co-ops,” said Robynn Shrader, chief executive officer for NCGA. “This contest provides an opportunity for shoppers to show and tell us all the things they love about us.”
Individuals can submit and vote on videos and photos Sept. 1 through 5pm Central on Oct. 31 with voting continuing through 5pm Central on Nov 30. The public will determine three winners in video category and three in the photography category, based on voting. Winners will be announced on Dec. 15. In each category, first place winners receive a $1,500 co-op gift card or donation to an eligible non-profit, second place winners receive a $750 co-op gift card or donation to an eligible non-profit, and third place winners receive a $250 co-op gift card or donation to an eligible non-profit.
Each entrant may submit up to 5 entries in either or both categories (video and photo), but is only eligible for one prize. For the official rules or to enter the contest, visit www.MyCoopRocks.coop.