"We’ve seen and heard from our customers that this has been an incredibly difficult year for many, many people, both because of a challenging economy and extreme weather hazards," said Curt Strohacker, Founder and CEO of the Eastwood Company. "After reflecting on the past year, we felt we needed to do something to make a difference in the lives of our customers and all hobbyists to help them get their auto restoration projects back on track.
That is why the Eastwood Company today announced The Eastwood Restoring Faith Giveaway, to acknowledge hobbyists who have had an especially difficult time this past year. The Grand Prize winner will receive $2500 of Eastwood product to help get their project up and running again.
The contest entry period begins 8:00 a.m. ET on November 8, 2012 until 11:59 a.m. ET December 12, 2012. The Eastwood Restoring Faith Giveaway is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. Neither a purchase nor an online entry is necessary to enter or to win.
To enter, participants must submit a 300 word or less description of a difficult situation they had this past year and why they deserve to win, along with images and/or video. Contestants can enter online at http://www.eastwood.com or by mail as described in the *How to Enter section of the official rules below. Participants can only submit one entry per person.
On 12/12/12, the top ten semi-finalists will be chosen by a panel of Eastwood judges. The semi-finalists' stories/photos/videos will be posted on the Eastwood website (www.eastwood.com) for voting by visitors through 8:00 a.m. ET, 12/20/12.
The story with the most votes wins the The Eastwood Restoring Faith Giveaway and will be personally contacted by Eastwood. The name of the Grand Prize winner of the Eastwood Restoring Faith Giveaway will be announced on the website beginning on or about December 21, 2012.
"Someone's faith in the future can be turned around, just in time for another new year," Strohacker said. "And a page can be turned from one difficult journey to a hopeful one. Good luck everyone."
*How to Enter: Beginning at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on October 26, 2012 until 11:59 a.m. ET on December 12, 2012 (the "Contest Entry Period"), you may enter The Eastwood Restoring Faith Giveaway in any of the following ways: (i) online, by visiting the Eastwood website and submitting your story with images and/or video (limit one online entry, per person); or (ii) mail, by hand printing your name, complete address, phone number (including area code), date of birth, and your story with images, either on a postcard or on a separate piece of paper no larger than 8½ x 11 inches, and mailing the postcard or paper in an envelope with the proper postage affixed to: "Eastwood Restoring Faith Giveaway," 263 Shoemaker Rd., Pottstown, PA 19464".