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DMC to award $10,000 prize package to winner of Next Big Thing competition

Dallas Market Center is searching for the best new products in its Next Big Thing competition, which helps up-and-coming companies and individuals show their product(s) in front of domestic and international retail buyers at the market center. The deadline to enter is March 28.

For those who have created a gadget, gift or home good, this is an opportunity to get that product out in the market.

To enter, download the application, then submit the completed form via email to, or send it by mail to:

The Next Big Thing
Dallas Market Center
c/o Meredith Hite
2100 Stemmons Freeway, MS 630
Dallas, TX 75207

Three finalists will receive airfare and hotel to the upcoming FINDS Dallas Temp Show, held June 23-26 during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, to show their product in a complimentary 10x10 exhibit space.

The contest judges will select a winner based on the finalists' products. The winner will be announced on Saturday, June 25 and win a prize package worth more than $10,000, including a $2,500 cash prize.

More information is available online including information on past winners. For specific questions, email The Next Big Thing.

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