Ottawa (March 6 2008) - After five weeks of intense competition between slobs from all across North America, MyFax, one of the leading Internet fax services, today announced that Susan Johnson of California has won the $10,000 Grand Prize in the MyFax Messy Office Contest. The cleanliness-challenged Johnson, who works out of a home office that would actually have to be cleaned for a day to be described as merely "messy" was chosen from 10 finalists in an online poll open to the general public.
"The day I sent in my submission, my daughter showed the contest site to her Dad. After looking at the entries online, he told her, 'Oh, your Mom will never win--look at that one! What a mess!' Of course, he was looking at the photo of my office," recalled Johnson. "With my winnings, a shredder, wastebasket, and a MyFax account are on the top of my list of things to purchase. Although, at this point, it might make more sense to rent a bulldozer and dumpster and start from scratch."
In January, MyFax requested that packrats, slobs and junk collectors alike send in a photo or video submission of their unsightly workspaces. Throughout February, MyFax mess experts or "messperts" selected two finalists each week. Over the past week, the public viewed the horrific entries and decided Johnson deserved the $10,000.
"It's a little nerve-wracking handing over a check to someone known for having endless piles of paper lying around" said Joseph Nour, CEO of Protus IP Solutions, which owns and operates MyFax. "There's a good chance that if it goes into that office it will be as tough to find as the Holy Grail. But she's definitely earned it, as did our other weekly winners. We're very pleased with the response this competition has drawn, and hope it inspires others to embrace their inner slob. And should they decide to get organized," he adds, "that they remember MyFax can help them do it."
MyFax recently earned the prestigious Gold Award from "TopTenREVIEWS," an Internet publisher of expert technology and entertainment reviews utilized by millions of consumers. This is the third consecutive year MyFax has ranked #1 in the roundup of more than a dozen Internet fax services. Earlier this year, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine named MyFax a recipient of its 2007 Product of the Year Award. For more information on how MyFax can help organize your office, visit www.myfax.com.
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 15,000 new customers subscribe to MyFax each month. Additional information is available at www.myfax.com and www.myfax.uk.com.