February 08, 2008 01:05 AM by Joe Reality
America’s Most Wanted has helped to put a lot of bad guys behind bars. Now, the show is holding it’s forth annual contest to recognize a hero. The 2008 America’s Most Wanted All Star Contest recognizes police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other first-responders.
The fourth annual AMW All-Star Contest is being sponsored by Sprint Nextel, and nominations began on February 6, 2008. Any first-responder can be nominated, and nominations can be made by filing out a short online form at AMW.com.
The Nominations are open until 12 PM ET on April 1, 2008. People may vote for their favorite first responder once a day, every day. The finalist voting will run through midnight April 13, and the grand-prize winner voting will run April 17 to May 6.
Eight weekly finalists will be selected by voters. Each of these finalists will be profiled on America’s Most Wanted. The grand-prize winner will be selected through online votes.
The 2008 AMW All-Star winner will receive a check for $10,000. The check will be presented by America’s Most Wanted Host John Walsh at the NASCAR SPRINT Cup SeriesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢ All-Star Challenge at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina.
America’s Most Wanted airs on Saturdays from 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT on FOX.
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