Application Date & Terms


Applications open December 1st 2021


Photos – photos of your work, place of business, crews.
Video – Please enter a video that tells us why you are entering Mission: Vacation
Complete Entry Form
If all items are not included from the list below, your entry will be disqualified.


By submitting an entry, you agree to the terms as set in these rules. Eligible contractors must meet the eligibility requirements.

  • You must be a painting contractor with at least 80% of revenue coming from residential, commercial or industrial paint jobs.
  • Cannot be currently working with any consulting group or peer group.
  • You must be willing to work hard and make real changes to your business, implement new ideas and be held accountable.
  • You must be willing to be featured in editorial, podcasts and videos produced by APC that report on your business, your challenges and your progress. The coverage of this consulting and your progress will be produced solely by APC.
  • If you are chosen, you must keep your selection confidential until the time that APC releases the winner of the contest.

Entrants must be at least 18 years of age. All entries must include a signed Official Entry Form. Winner will be selected by the staff of American Painting Contractor (APC) and Nolan Consulting Group, whose decisions are final. Entries and photographs become the property of APC and are not returnable. No prize substitutions allowed. Applicable taxes are the responsibility of the winners. Employees of Columbia Books & Information Services; their agents, affiliates and subsidiaries; and their immediate families are ineligible. This contest is subject to U.S. law. All U.S. federal, state and local laws apply. Void where prohibited. Winner will be notified by email and/or phone.


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