July 7 Deadline Approaches for Entering Brawny Industrial® Brand Great American Worker Contest and the Chance to Win a Ford® F-150

Easy online entry process at www.brawnyindustrialgaw.com offers opportunity to win great prizes

Jun 10, 2013, 10:28 ET from Georgia-Pacific

ATLANTA, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- America's dedicated workers still have time to enter this year's Brawny Industrial® brand Great American Worker contest for a chance to win a Ford® F-150 and other prizes. The contest ends on July 7, when the judging phase for entries begins, so workers are encouraged to visit www.brawnyindustrialgaw.com and nominate themselves in three easy steps. Contestants must submit a short essay telling why they are the Great American Worker and how their commitment, dedication, and leadership have made a difference on the job and in the community.

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The Brawny Industrial® brand Great American Worker contest is an annual Georgia-Pacific Professional program saluting the efforts of the unsung heroes of American industry and recognizing their dedication to safety, productivity, and community involvement. Plant managers, floor supervisors, assembly line operators, truck drivers, mechanics, and workers in manufacturing, automotive, construction, logistics, food service, and other U.S. industries can qualify through the online nomination process. The Ford F-150 Grand Prize Winner will be announced in October 2013.

"The essays we have received since the Great American Worker 2013 contest began March 5 are uplifting, inspiring and make us proud to be a part of a program that recognizes individuals who serve as an example for others," said Alex Volpe, Georgia-Pacific Professional vice president – towel and wiper category. "We look forward to receiving more entries before we begin our judging phase on July 8, when 10 lucky finalists will be chosen."

The theme for this year's award is 'Get Work Done,' emphasizing how Great American Workers go over and above what's necessary to keep our country moving every day – getting their work finished in a safe and productive fashion, while also achieving a good work/life balance. "Enjoying life with family and friends and giving back to the community is important, too," said Volpe. "America's workers make a difference on many levels."

For official rules and entry form, visit: www.brawnyindustrialgaw.com, and, for additional contest news, follow the contest on Facebook and Twitter. The top 10 finalists will be entered in the Grand Prize community-voting phase, which begins on July 26 and ends on Sept. 20, 2013. The contestant with the highest final score will be selected as the year's Great American Worker and will receive a new Ford F-150.

During the Grand Prize community-voting phase, friends, family and co-workers of the finalists are encouraged to register to vote on the contest website and participate in a Sweepstakes for additional prizes. One vote per day is allowed, and each vote earns a Sweepstakes entry for the chance to win one First Prize, a DeWALT® Combo Kit (ARV $279), or $70 worth of Georgia-Pacific products for 25 Second Prize Winners.

No purchase is necessary to enter the Brawny Industrial® Great American Worker Contest & Sweepstakes. The contest began March 5, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Eastern Time, and ends September 20, 2013, at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time. The Contest Submission Phase started March 5, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Eastern Time and ends July 7, 2013, at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Sweepstakes starts July 26, 2013, 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time and ends September 20, 2013, at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Click on Official Rules for submission/entry instructions, odds of winning, prize details, eligibility restrictions, etc. Open to eligible legal residents of 50 U.S./D.C. and 18 years or older as of time of entry. Void in P.R. and where prohibited. Sponsor: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP. Subject to Official Rules.

Georgia-Pacific Professional is a provider of hygienic dispensing systems, towels, tissues, soaps, air fresheners, wipers, cups, plates, cutlery and napkins. We serve a wide range of market segments, providing washroom, wiper and foodservice solutions for office buildings, education, healthcare, restaurant, lodging and manufacturing facilities through well-known product brands like enMotion®, Compact®, Dixie®, EasyNap®, SmartStock®, and Brawny Industrial®. For more information about Georgia-Pacific Professional, please call 1-866-HELLO GP (435-5647) or visit us at www.gppro.com.

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