To enter, just complete the GMP Rutland Innovation Home Contest Application which includes a 500-word essay explaining why the applicant wants to live in the Rutland Innovation Home and what the individual or family would bring to community life in Rutland. The contest is open until 11:59:59 pm ET on June 18, 2018. See complete Rutland Innovation Home Contest Application Rules. The house will be completed by the end of May and awarded to the winner by late summer.
This is a free contest to residents of the 50 states and District of Columbia who are over 18. Finalists will be selected by a 9-member committee and business leaders based on their application and essay. The winner will be based on the essay, background check and interviews.
HOW TO ENTER: Each contestant must submit a completed Contest Entry Form by mail to: GMP’s Rutland Innovation Home Contest, Green Mountain Power, 2152 Post Road, Rutland, VT 05701. All Contest Entries must be postmarked during the Contest Period and received by GMP no later than three days after the last day of the Contest Period. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, lost, late, or misdirected entries. Only one entry per household. Late entries and entries in excess of the stated limitation will be disqualified. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. By submitting an entry, contestant agrees that if selected as the winner, he or she will work collaboratively with the Sponsor to publicize the Contest and the presentation of the Prize to the Winner.
Contestants must complete the entire Contest Entry Form, including the 500-word, two-part essay “Why I would like to live in the Rutland Innovation Home” and “What I, or my family, would bring to community life in Rutland,” which must meet the following technical requirements:
1. Must be an original essay of the contestant comprised of a total of 500 words or less (combined);
2. Must be typed or computer-generated typeface in English;
3. Should appear on one side of white 8 1⁄2 by 11” paper; and
4. Must be attached to the Entry Form and mailed to the address noted under “HOW TO ENTER.”