Ottawa (February 1, 2008) - MyFax, a leading Internet fax service provider, announced the selection of the first two finalists in the MyFax Messy Office Contest. The mess experts, known affectionately around the MyFax office as "messperts", considered numerous factors including, but not limited to, whether wall color was detectable, the risk of a paper fire on the cubicle desk and the presumed smelly quotient inspired by moldy food on desktops, window sills and trash cans captured in photo and video entries. A total of 10 finalists are slated to be singled out for their almost pathological aversion to conforming to society's standards of neatness.
"Over the past week there has been a flurry of visitors checking out the competition," said Joseph Nour, CEO of Protus IP Solutions, the provider of MyFax. "Literally thousands of people have made the effort to locate their mouse under the pile of this week's mail in order to pop in to visit www.messyofficecontest.com. People with messy offices seem to be genuinely proud of their utter lack of anything resembling conventional organizational skills, and anxious to demonstrate they are at the top of the heap - literally. We can only imagine what's still to come."
While procrastination often seems to go hand-in-hand with messy, MyFax suggests that those with qualifying offices not wait until the last minute. There are only eight slots left to be filled by those with no floor, no desk top and no wall space left unstained and unencumbered.
To determine if their office "stacks up", potential participants can check out the first two finalists at www.messyofficecontest.com. They can then upload a photo or video of their office between now and February 25, 2008 noon EST. MyFax "messperts" select two finalists each week until 10 are chosen. Then it's up to the public to pick the $10,000 Grand Prize winner in an online poll. Results will be announced by March 5, 2008. For complete contest rules, visit www.messyofficecontest.com.
Interested parties (as well as their long-suffering friends) can also check out the rules as explained by I.S. Melfunny on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogljc1rHACw.
MyFax is the fastest growing Internet fax service used by individuals, small, medium and large businesses to send and receive faxes using existing email accounts or the web. MyFax offers services in North America and Europe, including the United Kingdom to industries recognized among the fastest growing adopters of internet fax including finance, insurance, real estate, healthcare, transportation and government. More than 10,000 new customers subscribe to MyFax each month. Additional information is available at www.myfax.com and www.myfax.uk.com.