Online voting is now open for the Tank of the Year contest sponsored by Tnemec Company, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance protective coatings. This marks the eleventh year that Tnemec has recognized the aesthetic, creative and innovative uses of its coatings on water storage tanks. Local government members, fabricators, engineers, applicators, and private citizens are invited to visit and cast a ballot for their favorite tank.

Voting will be open for a 10-day period. During this time, voters can go to the website, pick their favorite tank, and then track and share the results using #tankoftheyear. Only one vote is allowed per person, but voters will be able to see the front-runners, at any time, when they revisit the site.

The water tank that receives the most votes will be named the People’s Choice and will receive an automatic bid as a finalist for the 2016 Tank of the Year. After online voting has ended, People’s Choice and eleven committee-determined runners-up will be considered for the official Tank of the Year title.

Last year’s Tank of the Year winner, a 1.5-million-gallon tank rising high above the beaches of Cocoa, Fla., received plenty of support by the community during the contest and garnered over 2,000 online votes. The American flag-adorned water tank was repainted in 2015 using a next-level fluoropolymer finish from Tnemec, Series 700 HydroFlon, for long-lasting UV-resistance and color and gloss retention.

All votes for this year’s contest must be in by Friday, Oct. 14 at 12 p.m. Central time. After voting is closed, Tnemec will notify the public of the twelve semi-finalists and the People’s Choice winner before naming the official 2016 Tank of the Year. The winner will be announced on Oct. 21 at