Tempe, Arizona (NAPSI) - In the shop, on the factory floor, at the office, in the community, America’s workers are getting things done-and getting the chance at a new truck, and more, to prove it.

That’s because a Ford F-150 is the grand prize in the Great American Worker contest, an annual event saluting the efforts of the unsung heroes of American industry and recognizing their dedication to safety, productivity and community involvement.

Plant managers, floor supervisors, assembly line operators, truck drivers, mechanics and workers in manufacturing, automotive, construction, logistics, food service and otherU.S.industries can qualify by nominating themselves online in three easy steps. Contestants must submit a short essay telling why they are the Great American Worker and how their commitment, dedication and leadership have made a difference on the job and in the community.

“The essays we receive for the Great American Worker contest are always uplifting and inspiring and never fail to make us proud to be a part of a program that recognizes individuals who serve as an example for others,” said Alex Volpe, vice president, towel and wiper category for Georgia-Pacific Professional, the makers of Brawny Industrial® wipers. “Our theme for this year’s award is ‘Get Work Done,’ emphasizing how Great American Workers go over and above what’s necessary to keep our country moving every day—getting their work finished in a safe and productive fashion while also achieving a good work/life balance. Enjoying life with family and friends and giving back to the community are important.America’s workers make a difference for all of us.”

After the top 10 finalists are selected, anyone can vote for the winner, and family and co-workers are encouraged to register to vote on the contest website and to follow the contest on Facebook for updates, surveys, and chances to win Brawny Industrial® products. The contestant with the highest final score will be selected as the year’s Great American Worker and get the new Ford F-150.

Other prizes will include a DeWalt Combo Kit for the First Prize Winner and $70 worth of Georgia-Pacific products for 25 Second Prize Winners.

Nominations are accepted now through July 7 online at www.brawnyindustrialgaw.com. The winner will be announced in October 2013. For official rules and entry form, visit www.brawnyindustrialgaw.com. For additional contest news, follow the company on Facebook and Twitter. For more on solutions from Georgia- Pacific Professional, call (866) 435-5647 or visit www.gppro.com.