The polls are open in Big Lots' 6th annual Lots2Give video contest, and local schools are competing.
The following four West Virginia schools are all vying for a chance to win a share of the $120,000 in cash prizes: Belle Elementary School, Belle; Elk Elementary School, Charleston; Guyan Valley Middle School, Branchland; and Lincoln County High School, Hamlin.
To enter the contest, schools submitted a 90-second video and a brief essay on why their school could use some additional financial support. Videos submitted by the participating schools can be viewed at www.biglots.com/lots2give where viewers can vote for their favorite.
Voting began last month and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 7. Winners will be announced on Aug. 10. Individuals can cast three votes per person, per day.Along with the video contest, customers can donate $1 or $5 at participating Big Lots stores now through Sunday. One hundred percent of donations will go directly to the schools.