Bounty launches classroom makeover contest on Facebook

CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble's "quicker picker-upper" has launched a nationwide contest to award one school with a $25,000 classroom makeover designed by a nationally acclaimed celebrity designer.

Bounty said its online contest, held through its Facebook fan page, encourages students, teachers and parents are encouraged to nominate an elementary or middle school art room by submitting a 500-word essay describing why their school is in need of a Bounty "clean" makeover. The grand prize winner will receive a  a $25,000 classroom makeover, while Bounty also will award 10 finalists with $5,000 grants to use toward transforming their school art rooms and a visit from the Bounty Make-A-Messterpiece art bus.

The entry process will run through Aug. 9, at which time 11 finalists will be selected and announced on Aug. 20. The grand prize winner and 10 finalists will be chosen by a public vote hosted on the Bounty Facebook page. Official notification of the grand prize winner will be announced on Aug. 27.

"Bounty's missionis to send our children back to school with cleaner work environments that inspire hands-on learning and creativity," said Bounty brand manager Dave Lee. "More and more, Art is becoming an under-funded program in schools across the country. This contest gives parents and teachers the ability to reenergize a space where students can be creative and nurture curiosity."

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