Rohm and Haas, a specialty materials company, along with the Arbor Day Foundation are hosting the Spruce Up Your Home nationwide contest in search of homes in need of a little TLC. From now until February 1, 2009, you can upload a photo of your home and 200 words explaining why your home deserves a spruce up. The grand prize winner receives a prize package worth $20,000, including an $8,000 home improvement gift card and a new exterior home paint job. Eight first place winners receive a new exterior paint face-lift.
Rohm and Haas, makers of the acrylic technology found in paint, window caulking, roofing and dozens of other everyday items, want to help consumers fix up their fixer-uppers this year. Winning homes will be unveiled on National Arbor Day on April 29, 2009.