Cintas and Carhartt have joined forces for the second annual Cold Crew Contest to recognize workers in the U.S. and Canada that endure tough winter working conditions. To enter, contestants share their stories and explain why Carhartt apparel is essential to their jobs. Entries are accepted until Feb. 28, 2013, when the public can begin voting. The grand-prize winner will be announced in April and will receive a trip for two to the 2013 CMA Music Festival on Sept. 17.

Last year’s winner was Brooke Boyer, a wastewater treatment plant supervisor and public works department plow driver in Mt. Shasta, Calif. “Mt. Shasta is at a high elevation, and when I’m on equipment 30 feet in the air with icy wind blowing around, I can’t imagine not wearing Carhartt,” says Brooke. To enter the contest, go here.