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DMC Accepting Entries for Next Big Thing

DALLAS—Dallas Market Center (DMC) is accepting entries for The Next Big Thing—its national product search contest. The contest is open to all creative minds.

Three finalists will be selected and will present their products at the Dallas Temp Show, June 20-23, during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, scheduled for June 19-25. The three finalists will receive airfare and hotel for the Dallas Temp Show and a complimentary exhibit space to showcase their product.

The Next Big Thing winner will be voted on by consumer and trade media, as well as industry experts. The public will also have a chance to vote on DMC's Facebook page. The winner will be announced on Saturday, June 22, and receive a prize package worth more than $12,500, including a $2,500 cash prize, exhibit space at the January 2014 Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, consultations from industry experts regarding branding, marketing, public relations, visual merchandising and more.

Applications can be downloaded here and emailed to or mailed to The Next Big Thing; c/o Dallas Market Center; 2100 Stemmons Freeway, MS 630; Dallas, TX; 75207. The deadline is April 8, 2013. Finalists will be announced on April 24.

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