Mohawk Industries will begin accepting nominations for its second annual GreenWorks Dealer of the Year Award, Sept. 8 through Oct. 15. The GreenWorks Dealer of the Year Competition is aimed at recognize retailers who display "a spectrum of green and sustainability practices." Any flooring retailer or contractor may apply for the award.

The Mohawk GreenWorks Dealer of the Year will receive his or her choice of a professionally-produced, custom television commercial staring HGTV star and Mohawk “handyman” Chip Wade, or a donation for the sustainable cause or project of his or her choice. Nominations can be submitted online through JustMeans.com, a social responsibility website.  Mohawk communicates with customers and stakeholders through this website, creating

“The purpose of this award is to reward retailers who are taking steps to become more sustainable companies, while expanding the conversation about green and sustainable options in flooring” said Jenny Cross, Mohawk’s Residential senior sustainability manager. “We want as many people involved as possible.”

A panel of three sustainable professionals will judge the contest: Chip Wade; David Cross, principle and founding partner of Abeo Partners and developer of the Environmental Advantage course for Mohawk University; and Mike Hughes of Kelly’s Carpet Omaha, who won the inaugral GreenWorks Dealer of the Year award in 2008.

A winner will be announced no later than Nov. 16.