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There’s only one week left to submit nominations for the 2018 Janitor of the Year contest from Cintas Corporation. Nominations are being accepted online at through Friday, March 2.

Created to shine a spotlight on those who work behind the scenes year-round to make schools a clean, safe and positive place, the contest will award $5,000 to the winning janitor and $5,000 in Cintas and Rubbermaid products and services for his or her school.

The 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 and must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on March 2.

After the nomination period ends, submissions will be narrowed down to the top 10 finalists by a judging panel from US Communities and Rubbermaid, which will be announced on March 19. The contest will then be open to public voting through April 20. The finalist receiving the most votes will be crowned Janitor of the Year.