More Than 5,000 Votes Cast on First Day for the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin

 

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The First Round of Voting Ends at 11:59PM on Sunday, Sept. 16

MADISON – The Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest is once again proving to be extremely popular with more than 5,000 votes cast on the first day. That is more than double the amount of votes cast on the first day of last year’s contest. The full list of nominees is available at www.madeinwis.com.

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and Johnson Financial Group – the contest’s sponsors – encourage Wisconsinites to participate in this first round of voting, which goes until Sunday, Sept. 16 at 11:59pm.

Individuals can vote once per day per device for one of the 160 nominees competing for a spot in the Top 16. The Top 16 products that move on to the next round will be placed in a bracket-style tournament called Manufacturing Madness. Products that qualify for the Manufacturing Madness bracket will be announced via Facebook Live on WMC’s Facebook page on Monday, Sept. 17.

Products will face off in head-to-head match-ups until a Top 4 is determined. The ultimate winner will be chosen by a popular vote of the Top 4. To vote, anyone can visit www.madeinwis.com.

Here’s the breakdown:

Aug. 20 to Aug. 31 – Nominations Accepted

Sept. 10 to Sept. 16 – Popular Vote to Determine the Field of 16

Sept. 17 – Announce the Top 16

Sept. 18 to Sept. 23 – 1st Round of the Bracket

Sept. 24 – Announce the Top 8

Sept. 25 to Sept. 30 – 2nd Round of the Bracket

Oct. 1 – Announce Top 4

Oct. 2 to Oct. 9 – Final Round

Oct. 9 – Winner Announced

The winner will be announced on Oct. 9 at WMC Foundation’s State of Wisconsin Business & Industry Luncheon at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison.

Please visit www.madeinwis.com for more information on the contest and to cast your vote.

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For more information, please contact:
Nick Novak, 608-258-3400