VELCRO Brand Announces Classroom Makeover Contest
Our teachers do so much for our children today and I have such a great appreciation for them. I have an even greater appreciation because my grandparents were both teachers. I try to do what I can to help our kids’ teachers – whether it’s volunteering or donating books and school supplies. The VELCRO® Brand also has an appreciation for our teachers and to show appreciation, it has launched its second Annual Classroom Makeover! In its second year, the program celebrates and honors educators and their profound impact on students by re-designing educational spaces to create well organized, inviting and inspiring places for learning. Imagine a classroom makeover featuring brand new technology, hook and loop products for organizing, new furniture, toys and books – envisioned by professional designer, Sabrina Soto.
I had no idea that teachers were among Velcro Brand’s biggest fans – using the hook and loop closures for everything from hanging décor to tactile learning aids. To celebrate educators, the Velcro Brand has just launched its second annual Classroom Makeover and is accepting nominations through May 30. Nominating is simple (see here) and winners will receive a full classroom makeover and reading nook that the entire school can enjoy!
“When we developed the Classroom Makeover program in 2015, we didn’t fully realize how impactful the program would be until nearly the entire school turned up to cheer for last year’s winner,” said Julie Barry, Director of Global Brand, Velcro Companies. “The contest became so much more than honoring one teacher – it was about celebrating the impact that school communities have on our lives. As a company, we are deeply committed to fostering education and learning and are thrilled to again host this exciting competition.”
In addition to new furniture, supplies, technology (including computers or tablets) and decorations, the makeover will feature a range of VELCRO® Brand products – a long-time favorite of educators for nearly endless applications in the classroom. This year, the winning educator’s institution will also receive a customized Reading Corner – a beautifully designed space complete with favorite books where students can build a love of reading.
“My students have benefited so much from all that VELCRO® Brand provided for us last year,” said Desiree Limkeman, 2nd Grade Teacher, College Heights Christian School and 2015 Classroom Makeover winner. “My students are able to work together well in centers by having tables instead of desks. I thank the VELCRO® Brand so much for all it provided to help make our environment a better place to learn.”
Nominations for PreK – grade 12 educational rooms are open to educators, students, parents and friends. Submissions must be received by May 31, 2016. All classrooms, resource rooms and formal learning areas are eligible for submission. Entrants must submit two (2) photos of the room with a brief reason the educator and the classroom deserve to win through the WooBox Contest Application featured on the VELCRO® Brand Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels. Educators are encouraged to nominate their own classrooms.
The winner will be announced on June 20, 2016. Follow VELCRO® Brand on Instagram for updates, design photos and updates throughout.
About Velcro Companies
Velcro Companies is a technology-driven, global organization providing fastening solutions that solve problems in simple, elegant and surprising ways for businesses and consumers around the world. We have a heritage of innovation spanning more than 50 years and own over 400 active patents and numerous trademarks, including the VELCRO® trademark, which is registered throughout the world. We develop and deliver solutions for customers through an integrated production and service system that includes manufacturing locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Spain, China and Uruguay and sales offices around the world. To buy genuine VELCRO® brand products and to find out more about our company, visit www.velcro.com.
Who will you enter in the VELCRO® Brand Classroom Makeover?