Voting is open in Indiana Chamber’s Coolest Thing Made in Indiana contest
The first ever Coolest Thing Made in Indiana tournament has officially tipped off with online voting now open. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce contest, which celebrates the state’s long manufacturing history, boasts a 65-company field. Nearly 50 Hoosier communities in 35 counties are represented.
Online voting for the competition takes place here at this link, www.indianachamber.com/coolestthing.
Entered companies face off in a single-elimination bracket format with winners chosen through public fan voting. Each winner goes to the next round until the Coolest Thing Made in Indiana champion is crowned. For fairness, the initial matchups were generated via an online randomizer, notes the Indiana Chamber.
Each entrant includes a photo and product description to aid in voting. A voter may vote once per matchup per round. The number of votes received will be reset at the beginning of each round.
Voting for the first round concludes on Sunday, January 16 and overall on February 14. The timeline of each round of voting:
Round 1: Week of January 10
Round 2: Week of January 17
Round 3: Week of January 24
Round 4: Week of January 31
Semis: February 7-9
Finals: February 10-14
The champion will be announced February 15 at the Indiana Chamber’s Chamber Day Event.
The field is comprised of manufacturers from Anderson, Angola, Argos, Batesville, Bloomington, Brownstown, Carmel, Centerville, Decatur, DeMotte, East Chicago, Elkhart, Elizabethtown, Elwood, Evansville, Fishers, Fort Wayne, Frankfort, Franklin, Goshen, Greens Fork, Hammond, Indianapolis, Jeffersonville, Kokomo, Lafayette, Mishawaka, Nappanee, New Albany, Newburgh, Newtown, Noblesville, Pendleton, Plymouth, Portland, Princeton, Rochester, Sellersburg, South Bend, South Whitley, Syracuse, Terre Haute, Valparaiso, Warsaw, Wawaka, Westfield and Zionsville.
Entry in the tournament is free.
To participate, a company did not need to be headquartered in Indiana, but the product entered must be manufactured in the state.