If you own a small business and want to make environmentally friendly changes to your office, now is your chance to win up to $10,000 to meet your green office goals. Office superstore Staples and Entrepreneur have teamed up to sponsor the Small Business Go Green Challenge. The grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 eco-makeover.

Entering the contest is simple – you just need to fill out the online registration form and submit a 100-word essay on how you would green your office if you were to be chosen as the $10,000 grand prize winner. The essay will be reviewed by a panel of judges and scored using the following judging criteria:

  • Environmental consideration – 30 percent
  • Creativity – 20 percent
  • Originality – 20 percent
  • Relevance to the theme of the contest – 20 percent
  • Writing style – 10 percent
In addition to the $10,000 grand prize, a 1st prize winner will receive a $2,000 in eco-friendly products from Staples and a 2nd prize winner will receive a prize package valued at $1,000. The contest is open to small business owners in the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia. The deadline for submissions is June 4, 2010 and the winners will be announced on or about June 11, 2010.

For more details or to enter the contest, visit the Small Business Go Green Challenge website.

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