Georgia-Pacific Professional, the makers of Brawny Industrial wipers, has kicked off their annual Great American Worker contest. The contest honors workers for their committment to safety, productivity and involvement in their communities. This year's grand prize is a new Ford F-150 pick-up truck, a company release says. 
Nominations are being accepted now through July 7 online at The Ford F-150 Grand Prize Winner will be announced in October 2013. 

Plant managers, floor supervisors, assembly line operators, truck drivers, mechanics, and workers in manufacturing, automotive, construction, logistics, food service, and other U.S. industries can qualify by nominating themselves online.
Contestants must submit a short essay telling why they are the Great American Worker and how their commitment, dedication, and leadership have made a difference on the job and in the community.

“The essays we receive for the Great American Worker contest are always uplifting, inspiring and never fail to make us proud to be a part of a program that recognizes individuals who serve as an example for others,” says Alex Volpe, Georgia-Pacific Professional vice president – towel and wiper category. “Our theme for this year’s award is ‘Get Work Done,’ emphasizing how Great American Workers go over and above what’s necessary to keep our country moving every day – getting their work finished in a safe and productive fashion, while also achieving a good work/life balance. Enjoying life with family and friends and giving back to the community is important. America’s workers make a difference for all of us.”

The top 10 finalists will be entered in the Grand Prize community-voting phase, which begins on July 26 and ends on Sept. 20, 2013.
Friends, family and co-workers are encouraged to register to vote on the contest website during that phase, and to follow the contest on Facebook for updates, surveys, and chances to win Brawny Industrial products. The contestant with the highest final score will be selected as the year’s Grea tAmerican Worker and will receive a new Ford F-150. 

Other prizes will include a DeWALT Combo Kit (ARV $279) for the First Prize Winner and $70 worth of Georgia-Pacific products for 25 Second Prize Winners.