We have some potentially life-changing news for all of USA Love List's friends who are making great American-made products. Walmart has launched a new contest called, “Get On The Shelf” allowing customers to submit and vote on new products for Walmart.com and Walmart stores. They are inviting entrepreneurs to send in short videos to be viewed and voted upon online, American Idol-style. Sponsored by Walmart Labs, this is the first contest of its kind by a major retailer and an unprecedented opportunity for consumers to express their preferences for Made in USA products.

Videos are being accepted through February 22 and several entries are already available for viewing. Some are brilliant and some are head scratchers, but they all have a chance at Walmart glory. Participants will get loads of exposure while the winner can win:

  • featured placement on Walmart.com,
  • valuable marketing support,
  • advice on scaling up,
  • and a spot on Walmart store shelves.

For our readers who have their own American-made products, we encourage you to enter and let USA Love List know so we can mobilize voters behind you. For our readers interested in supporting American-made, please follow this contest, learn about the products, and show your USA love loudly for the ones made in the United States. ¬†“Get On The Shelf” is an exciting chance to let Walmart hear loud and clear that its customers want to buy products manufactured at home.

The first round of voting runs from March 7 to April 3. The finals run from April 11 to 24.  Check out the videos and read the official rules at http://www.getontheshelf.com