There are some great contests and awards in this week’s roundup.
If you’ve entered and won a contest or award listed here, let me know so we can share your news.
My Business Story Contest
Enter by November 15, 2011
By entering this contest, your business has the opportunity to win one of 36 online ad campaigns worth $5,000 and be featured in the YouTube homepage on November 25th in honor of Small Business Saturday, courtesy of Google and American Express.
U.S. Bank “Look Up with US” $15,000 Challenge
Enter by November 15, 2011
U.S. Bank is asking the question: “Why is your business looking up?” Reply via the app at Facebook.com/usbank, and you’ll be entered to win up to $15,000. Your company also gets free publicity. Your entry will be displayed on the Facebook page along with your logo/photo and contact information.
2012 Business Excellence Awards
Enter by December 15, 2011
The Business Excellence Awards serve as a conclusion to the 2-day Business Excellence Forum, and honors those business owners and their companies who have taken their companies, teams and results to “the next level” of success. The award will recognize businesses for outstanding results in any service category. Any company that does a service business is eligible for this award, provided their results were outstanding and measurable.
Sponsored by ActionCOACH.
The Experienced Dreamers Contest
Enter by December 16, 2011
Pittsburgh is looking for Experienced Dreamers™ – people with a bit of experience under their belts and a desire to do something different with their lives. If that sounds like you, this is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to win $100,000 to move there and realize your dream! The Experienced Dreamers™ contest is all about getting you to think about your dream – whatever it is you believe you were born to do – and asking if you have the courage to pick up your life, move to Pittsburgh and make it real. See website for details.
Women in Business
Enter by December 17, 2011
There are many outstanding women who are senior level executives, entrepreneurs and CEO’s that are celebrated at the Annual Women in Business Luncheon. These women have mastered their industries and are admired by the business community.
Join the Hartford Business Journal in celebrating the feats of these strong and remarkable business women; eight outstanding women will be showcased in a special section of the Hartford Business Journal and recognized at the Annual Women’s Business Luncheon. These women are senior level executives, CEO’s and entrepreneurs in the Hartford community.
LegalZoom Free Commercial Contest
Enter through December 31, 2011
Contest participants are asked to create a 25-second commercial featuring their business, and upload the video to the LegalZoom Facebook page, where the contest winner will be selected through a voting system. LegalZoom will purchase a minimum of $20,000 of airtime for the winning commercial to be broadcast to a national audience. That translates to a minimum of 50 free spots for the winning business owner.
2012 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award
Enter by January 6, 2012
Nominate an outstanding business from your community or submit your own application for the 2012 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Sam’s Club.
All award winners will be honored during America’s Small Business Summit on May 22 in Washington, D.C. Blue Ribbon Award® winners will receive one complimentary registration to attend the Summit, courtesy of Sam’s Club. Nominations are due January 6 and applications are due January 13. The winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize, courtesy of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
MacMall Medical Office Makeover Contest
Enter by January 16, 2012
The Medical Office Makeover Contest features a prize for larger offices with 11 or more employees valued at nearly $17,000, and a prize for offices with 1-10 employees valued at over $6,000. The highly sought after products featured in the contest include Ergotron carts; HP workstations, monitors and digital signs; Fujitsu scanners; Wasp time and attendance tracking; Nuance medical dictation, and other high-value hardware and software from Xerox, Plantronics, Fellowes, ioSafe, Meraki, and Dymo.
Vision 33 Small Business Makeover Contest
Enter by January 31, 2012
This holiday season, one lucky small business will win the SAP Business One Starter Package, 40 hours of professional services and maintenance from Vision33 for a year! There is no charge, no expectations and no purchase necessary to enter the Small Business Makeover Contest – all you have to do is fill out an online form and tell why you think your business deserves to win.
If you are putting on a small business contest, award or competition, and want to get the word out to the community, please submit it through our Events & Contests Submission Form. (We do not charge a fee to be included in this listing.) Only events of interest to small business people, freelancers and entrepreneurs will be considered and included.
Please note: The descriptions provided here are for convenience only and are NOT the official rules. ALWAYS read official rules carefully at the site holding the competition, contest or award.
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