Børn and PlanetShoes are teaming up for an exciting contest awarding deserving Massachusetts public school teachers with a gift that anyone would want – free shoes! Beginning Monday, October 21, 2013 Børn and PlanetShoes will be asking members of all Massachusetts communities to submit an outstanding teacher or school administrator to be honored for their excellence. The winning teacher will be recognized in a congratulatory ceremony provided by Børn and PlanetShoes and will be awarded with a pair of Børn shoes for not only themselves, but for all staff and faculty members within their school.
“We were looking to team up with our partner, PlanetShoes, to run an initiative that would allow us to give back to the community during the months leading up to the holidays. Ultimately we decided that this contest would be based around recognizing great teachers. The impact a great teacher can make on a student’s life is significant. We want to reward them with quality, comfortable shoes to wear while they’re on their feet all day doing their important job, said Børn’s President, Tom McClaskie, of the meaning behind the initiative.
“We are thrilled to partner with our friends at Børn on an initiative to support local school teachers. Massachusetts is our home. Our corporate headquarters are here, so it seemed fitting to launch this contest with local school districts. We are passionate about this concept and hope to make this an ongoing project, so stay tuned for a possible grand tour!” said Phil Meynard, President of PlanetShoes.
To nominate an individual one can submit a valid entry through the contest host, WooBox (which will be active on the PlanetShoes official Facebook page.) To enter, one must provide a photo that includes the nominee along with a 250-word piece of writing on why the nominee deserves to win shoes for themselves and the employees of his or her school. The contest will launch at 10AM EST on October 21, 2013 and run through November 27, 2013. The winner will be selected by the contest hosts (Børn and PlanetShoes) and will be announced immediately following the close of the contest.
In an effort to reward and acknowledge some of the most influential figures in the lives of children, the winning school will enjoy this wonderful reward right before the holidays – bringing joy and happiness to their holiday season. The congratulatory ceremony will be held at the winner’s school where a reception and celebration will be documented and distributed via Børn and PlanetShoes’ social media channels; providing an opportunity for an exceptional teacher to be recognized and celebrated on a national level.
Beginning Monday, October 21, 2013, visit PlanetShoes’ Facebook page for more information or to submit a nominee: https://www.facebook.com/planetshoes