Cotton Incorporated Searches the Country for the Cotton Connoisseur

Contest gives consumers a chance to win $1,000, a trip to New York City plus a blogger opportunity on the new

Monday May 11, 2009
New York, NY

Do you love creating your own home decor? Do you love sewing and designing clothes for the entire family? Are you the know-it-all when it comes to cotton fabrics? If this sounds like you, Cotton Incorporated encourages you to enter the national contest, “Mi vida. Mi estilo. Mi algodón.” on the newly revamped Spanish-language website

The contest aims to identify a person in the community who makes cotton a part of his or her everyday life and style. Starting today, Latinas can share their stories, their creativity, and their innovations by submitting a 300 word essay describing how cotton is a key part of their lifestyle. One winner will receive $1,000 and a VIP trip for two to New York City for a behind-the-scenes look at how cotton becomes the fashions and textiles we all adore.

The winner of “Mi vida. Mi estilo. Mi algodón.” will also be considered for a chance to be the first blogger on This freshly redesigned website, formally known as, is designed as a one-stop resource for Latino families on tips for home decorating, fashion trends and fabric care. As part of the “Mi vida. Mi estilo. Mi algodón.” contest, Cotton Incorporated is looking for a blogger to contribute exciting and innovative content to the website.

“We know that people across the country make cotton fabrics a part of their everyday lifestyle,” says Shawn Steiner, Director of Public Relations, Consumer Media, Cotton Incorporated. “With this contest we are encouraging people to share their stories, and tell us why they love cotton. What better way to launch our new website than through true stories from our cotton fans.”

“Mi vida. Mi estilo. Mi algodón.” Contest and Submission Guidelines
To enter, individuals must complete and submit an entry form online by visiting Entries should include an essay of 300 words or less, depicting how cotton fabrics are a part of their life and why they love cotton. Submissions must be in Spanish. Contestants can also share a picture of their cotton creations or favorite cotton items. Photo not required to enter contest.

The winner will receive $1,000 as well as a VIP trip for two to New York City for a behind-the-scenes look at how cotton fabrics are made into the fashions and textiles we use in our everyday lives. The winner will also be considered for a new blogger position on

All entries must be submitted by 11:59 a.m. ET June 15, 2009. The contest is open only to U.S. residents of the fifty states and the District of Columbia, excluding Rhode Island, who, as of date of entry, are 18 years of age or older.

For more information on how to enter please visit

About Cotton Incorporated

Cotton Incorporated, funded by U.S. growers of upland cotton and importers of cotton and cotton textile products, is the research and marketing company representing upland cotton. The Program is designed and operated to improve the demand for and profitability of cotton.


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