Four Monrovia schools are competing for a share of $120,000 in prize money in the Big Lots Lots2Give contest and their chances of getting some of the cash depends on the online voting of parents and local residents.
, , and all submitted entries in the contest, which asks schools to submit a 90-second video essay explaining why they should receive the money. Each video is embedded in this story.
Participants can vote three times per day. Monrovia's schools can be found by searching for entries in California (choose CA in the drop-down menu next to the "Show Videos" button). Voting began June 11 and lasts until July 8, 2012, at 11:59pm (EDT). Results will be announced on Aug. 11.
The prizes are: one $20,000 grand prize, two $10,000 first place prizes, four $5,000 second place prizes and thirty $2,000 third place prizes.