Cintas Corporation is accepting nominations for its fourth annual Janitor of the Year contest. The competition recognizes the best-of-the-best among school janitors and custodians.

Nominations for the $10,000 prize package will be accepted online at www.cintas.com/JOTY through March 1, 2017.

Created to shine a spotlight on janitors' hard work and dedication, the contest will award $5,000 to the winning janitor and $5,000 in Cintas and Rubbermaid Commercial products and services to the winning janitor’s school. A $500 cash prize will be awarded to all additional top nine finalists.

“Often the first to arrive and the last to leave, school janitors work tirelessly year-round to make sure the school environment is a clean and safe place for students, teachers and staff,” said John Engel, director of marketing at Cintas.

Cintas’ Janitor of the Year contest is open to all elementary, middle, high school and university janitors and custodians who have worked at their school for at least two years. Nominations must be 500 words or less on why the nominee is deserving of the award.

The top 10 finalists will be announced on March 15. The public then will be asked to vote for their favorite through April 14. The finalist receiving the most votes will be named Janitor of the Year.

For more information regarding the Janitor of the Year contest, please contact Jennifer Petersen at jpetersen@mulberrymc.com or click here.