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Prize: $20,000 in 3M Products which may include a variety of Post-it products, Command products, Scotch products, Ace products and 3M products, a $25,000 check payable to the school name in winning entry, and a presentation from the 3M Visiting Wizards valued at $5,000.
Total ARV: $50,000.
Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington D.C., 13 years of age or older. All entries submitted by a minor (younger than 18 years of age, (19 in AL and NE) will be considered as an entry by their parent or guardian. Void in U.S. Territories, Puerto Rico and wherever prohibited.
To enter, visit www.3MDreamBig.com and tell us in 500 words or less how innovative your school is and what is your big dream for your school. Complete the online entry form and click on the Submit Your Essay link button. Essays must be submitted in English. Only one school can be submitted per entry. Prize cannot be divided between multiple schools.
LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON/EMAIL ADDRESS.
Review and Additional Information
Winner selection: A qualified panel of judges will select one winner. Entries will be judged 30% on Innovative Ideas, 40% on Significance of Need, and 30% on Creativity. Each portion of judging will be given a score of 1 to 5. In the event of a tie, tie breaker will be based on the highest score in the first judging criteria, continuing thereafter to each judging criteria in order as need to break the tie. For WI residents only, in the event of a tie, duplicate prizes will be awarded.
The school selected by entrant must be an operating public school of grades K-12 in the United States, (excluding Puerto Rico) , as defined by the Department of Education and not-for- profit private and charter schools grades K thru 12 who are run by or supported by legal residents of the United States or a U.S. corporation. Sponsor reserves the right to make any final decisions regarding the school’s eligibility for the prize. All private schools must be non-profit and exempt under IRS code 501(c)(3) to be eligible. Private schools that are for profit are not eligible for the prize. Submission of a 501(c)(3) letter of tax exemption may be required to verify eligibility.
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