Polow Da Don and Zone 4, Inc. have extended the submission deadline for this years Free Rent For A Year contest due to the popularity and level of interest in the charitable endeavor, the label announced this week.
The essay competition, now in its second year, is open until January 1, 2009 at midnight to applicants 18 and over residing in the Atlanta Metropolitan area.
The Free Rent For A Year contest kicked off last Tuesday (November 25) during Zone 4s second annual Give Thanks Carnival.
The early evening event created a family atmosphere complete with blow up games, pony rides, and performances and appearances by Zone 4s roster of artists Polow, Rich Boy, Keri Hilson, and i15 as well as ColliPark Musics Vistoso Bosses and V103 on-air personality Greg Street.
While the children were entertained, parents were treated to the opportunity to provide their families with a proper Thanksgiving meal despite the harsh economic client.
Over 600 turkeys were given away to the Southwest Atlanta community.
On the night of the Give Thanks Carnival, the Zone 4, Inc. staff and volunteers also registered over 200 individuals for the Free Rent for a Year.
“I already feel like I am a great producer, I aspire to be a great person with a great heart, Polow Da Don told AllHipHop.com. Inspired by my dad’s good nature and people like [Civil Rights leader] Hosea Williams, I want to make sure we around here 20 years from now still doing this.”
In January, the labels top brass will select one winner from the submitted application essays describing why author should be considered for the grand prize.
The winner will have his/her rent or mortgage paid for the entire 2009 calendar year, with the payments going directly to the apartment facility or mortgage company.
Submission forms and contest rules for the Zone 4, Inc. Free Rent For A Year contest can be found at www.zone4inc.com/freerent.html.