Truvox International and the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) announce that they are seeking entries for the third annual Truvox International Young Executive Award 2006.

The WFBSC awards this honor at each of its World Congresses held every two years at a different location throughout the world. The winner, who will be announced at the WFBSC World Congress in Seoul, South Korea in October, will receive $10,000 and will attend the next World Congress in 2008 in Argentina.

The title of this year's competition is "Healthy Buildings Healthy People." To enter, entrants must submit a paper, 3,500 words or less, on how the WFBSC can promote the best solutions to positively enhance a sustainable work environment. The specific topic for entries is:

"The quality of the work environment plays a major part in the productivity and well-being of employees. Building service contractors can have a significant impact on the workplace and can contribute to improving the health of building occupants as well as to sustainability on a wider scale."

All entrants must be under 35 years of age as of October 31, 2006, have worked in the building service contract industry for at least two years, and be in middle or executive management with the potential for advancement to senior management. In addition, employers must agree to sponsor travel and accommodation costs to the World Congress in Seoul and pay 50 percent of the conference registration fee should they be judged as one of the three finalists. The winner's employer must also agree to sponsor costs to the 2008 World Congress in Argentina.

An independent panel will judge all entries and finalists will be notified by July 1, 2006. Finalists will present their papers during the open forum session of the Congress and will participate in the Young Executive Award sessions. A panel of experts will select the winner following the presentation of the papers by the finalists.

Entries must be written in English and should be submitted by June 1, 2006 via e-mail only to mvesey@cleaningassoc.org.