NBWA Announces “Share Your Story Contest” for First-Time Convention Attendees

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is excited to announce the first ever Share Your Story Contest for beer distribution employees who have never attended the NBWA Annual Convention & Trade Show. The contest is intended to highlight many of the 130,000 men and women who make up the beer distribution industry, from truck drivers, inventory specialists and graphic artists to sales representatives, fork lift drivers and receptionists.

“The American beer distribution industry is strong because of the amazing people who work in it and the passion they have for the work they do in communities across the country,” said NBWA President & CEO Craig Purser. “It’s incredible to hear their personal stories that make all of us proud to be a part of this great system, and NBWA is looking forward to sharing those stories.”

To enter the contest, beer distribution employees will submit a written entry (no longer than 300 words) or a video (no longer than two minutes) stating why they love working in the beer distribution industry, what they do, how long they have worked in the industry and how their career began. Details may also include how their company positively impacts their hometown, how new products and technology have changed their jobs over time, and any colorful stories that paint a picture of the vibrant jobs in the beer distribution industry. Video entries and written entries with photos are highly encouraged.

Entries will be accepted via email at contest@nbwa.org until August 30, 2013. Please contact Nicholas Williams at nwilliams@nbwa.org or 703-683-4300 with any questions.

The winner will be notified the first week of September and will receive a complimentary trip to NBWA’s 76th Annual Convention & Trade Show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 29 – October 2. The winner will be recognized during the Convention’s General Session and also will be prominently featured onwww.nbwa.org.

For more information on the Share Your Story Contest, visit www.nbwa.org/contest.

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) represents the interests of America’s 3,300 licensed, independent beer distributor operations in every state, congressional district and media market across the country. Beer distributors are committed to ensuring alcohol is provided safely and responsibly to consumers of legal drinking age through the three-tier, state-based system of alcohol regulation and distribution.  To learn more about America’s beer distributors, visit www.AmericasBeerDistributors.com. For additional updates from NBWA, follow @NBWABeer on Twitter.