The Kansas Manufacturing Council’s (KMC) Coolest Thing Made In Kansas competition highlights the state’s manufacturing industry, which employs one out of 11 Kansas workers. Any product that is made in Kansas qualifies for the competition.
The top nominated products will set the tournament-style bracket. They will compete in weekly head-to-head match ups. The products that receive the highest votes in each match up will advance to the next round, moving one step closer to winning the ultimate prize – being named the Coolest Thing Made in Kansas.
The nomination period opens in June each year. At the close of the nomination period, the products that received the most nominations will be admitted into the tournament. The winner will be announced during the Kansas Manufacturing Summit in October and awarded the Coolest Thing Made in Kansas trophy. The top four companies will be invited to display their product at the summit.
This competition is a great way for folks from all over the state to see the best products made in Kansas. It’s a wonderful opportunity to show your best stuff and prove that you have what it takes to win the Coolest Thing Made in Kansas.
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Everyone is encouraged to nominate their favorite Kansas-made products. There is no limit to the number of product nominations per person.
Companies may only have one product featured in the top eight, so only one product nomination per company is encouraged.
Winning companies are prohibited from participating in the contest for one year.
Each winning product is indefinitely prohibited from being nominated again.
Companies with products nominated for Coolest Thing Made In Kansas will be notified by the Kansas Manufacturing Council.
Voting is open to the public. A voter may vote once per match-up per round.
The top 16 nominated products will set the tournament-style bracket.
Products will compete in weekly head-to-head match ups.
Products receiving the highest number of votes during each voting period will advance rounds to top eight, four, and two.
The winner will be announced at Kansas Manufacturing Summit in October.
The number of votes received will be reset at the beginning of each round.
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The Kansas Manufacturing Council or KMC is the leading advocacy organization for Kansas manufacturers and companies serving manufacturers, representing small and large manufacturers across the state.
The mission of KMC is to provide knowledge, resources and support in order to create a stronger and more prosperous manufacturing sector.
Through the Kansas Chamber, KMC has a powerful voice for the state’s manufacturing community to advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across Kansas.
Contact the KMC staff to learn more at KMC@KansasChamber.org.
Our outstanding staff of policy experts provide unmatched access and information on the key issues affecting your business and bottom line. We are on the front lines of a wide range of policy battles, from immigration reform and labor relations, to energy and the environment, to trade policy and taxes. At every turn, we are working on behalf of manufacturers in Kansas to advance policies that help manufacturers do what they do best: create economic strength and jobs.