Big Lots is turning to America to determine the 35 winners in this year’s Lots2Give video contest by voting online for their favorite video. The contest is part of the fourth annual Lots2Give program launched by Big Lots to help schools in need of financial support across America.
Two local schools are vying for a chance to win a share of the $100,000 in cash prizes: Coral Gables High School and Miami Beach High School.
Big Lots asked participating schools to put their creativity to the test by submitting a short video and brief essay explaining why their school is in need of financial support. Cash prizes include 30 second place prizes worth $2,000 each, four $5,000 first place prizes, and one $20,000 grand prize — the contest’s biggest prize ever.
Big Lots encourages the public to cast a ballot for their favorites and help support education at the same time. Voting, which began on June 6, ends on July 4 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT).
• Videos can be viewed and votes cast at www.biglots.com/lots2give;
• Individuals can cast three votes per person, per day, and
• Winners will be announced on Aug. 13.
Along with the Lots2Give video contest, participating schools will be the recipients of an in-store donation program. Now through July 4, customers can help selected schools by donating $1 or $5 at participating Big Lots stores. One hundred percent of donations will go to participating schools.