We’ve been sitting around the 3p offices reminiscing about what a dramatic year 2010 has been for the sustainable business community. We gained a compostable chip bag, and then we lost it, we fought Texas oil companies and beat them, the Chicago Climate Exchange closed shop and Xerox demonstrated that sustainability can really pay off.
We started musing about what you, dear readers, think are the biggest themes or news stories of the year. We decided we should ask you and this contest was born.
Here’s how it works: Write 600 (or so) words on your impressions of the year in sustainable business. Your post can be serious or amusing and it can cover anything from the realm of sustainability in business. It can be theme based, or it can be a fascinating story that didn’t get enough play when it broke. It turns out y’all like lists, so those will probably be well received, but prose is great too. If you want to enter, but you’re struggling with a topic, picture this: you’re at a holiday party making conversation with someone new to sustainability. What will you tell them that is exciting and interesting about this field?
Posts will go live on a special contest page as they are received.
Posts that meet our editorial standards (that is, are clear, concise and smart) will be featured on the front page of 3p.
Sign up for a login here and post at will!
After all posts are published, 3p’s editorial team will choose one winner. The second winner will be a little more fun to pick. We’ll assign a number to each post and a twitter hash tag (TBA) for the contest. You’ll be able to cast a vote for your choice by tweeting the name of the post along with its number. We’ll tally up the number of tweets from unique twitter accounts – the most unique tweets wins. If you tweet 100 times from your own account, it still counts as one vote – sorry!
The deadline for the contest is 12/31/2010 and we’ll announce the winners on 1/4/2011. Since this contest is partly a popularity contest, enter early and often to give your posts maximum exposure!
The winners will each receive a $50 gift certificate to either Amazon.com or iTunes (your choice!)
Questions? Leave a comment here or email firstname.lastname@example.org