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SBA - Visa Export Video Contest - Deadline Extended. Contest Rules Have Also Been Updated

 

 

Calling Small Business Exporters- Tell Us Your Story for a Chance to Win Cash Prizes

Visit http://www.sba.gov/community/blogs/official-sba-news-and-views/open-business/calling-small-business-exporters-tell-us-y

 

The video submission deadline has been extended to April 22.  Contest rules have also been updated. 

http://exportvideo.challenge.gov/details/dates and http://exportvideo.challenge.gov/rules

Are you a small business exporter? Do you sell bowling balls to Bangladesh? Or dish towels to Delhi? Maybe you send laser technology to Lisbon? If you have a success story to tell about the goods or services you sell around the world and have used a federal government program or assistance to get there, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) are cosponsoring the “2013 SBA-Visa Export Video Contest” where your company will have the chance to win up to $10,000 just by sharing your story with other small business exporters on http://exportvideo.challenge.gov/.

Participating in the contest is easy and free:  Among other requirements, the company must be a small business as determined by SBA’s size standards, have successfully completed at least one export transaction and used at least one federal program or service to support such transaction. In order to participate, contestants must register and create an account with www.challenge.gov, the contest portal that also will serve as repository for the video entries. For information on SBA size standards for small businesses, visit http://www.sba.gov/content/summary-size-standards-industry.  

The videos must meet several criteria that include duration no longer than three minutes and a high-resolution format. Content must be educational, not promotional. A panel of judges chosen by SBA will select five videos to be awarded cash prizes directly by Visa, Inc.

The prizes are:

  • First place - $10,000
  • Second place - $8,000
  • Third place - $6,000
  • Fourth place - $4,000
  • Fifth place - $2,000 

The contest is open from Feb. 25 to April 22 to small businesses in the U.S. and its territories, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. Winners will be announced no later than May 31, 2013.

For more information, submission procedures and requirements please visit http://exportvideo.challenge.gov/.

 

 

 

 

SBA - Visa Export Video Contest

SBA - Visa Export Video Contest

For Customers around the world, high-quality U.S. goods and services are in demand.

Share your U.S. small business exporting success story on video for a chance to win up to $10,000 in prizes.

Video entries must be submitted between February 25, 2013 and April 5, 2013.

Cosponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Visa

Go to http://www.exportvideo.challenge.gov

Cosponsorship Authorization # 13-2110-41.

SBA's participation in the cosponsorship is not an endorsement of the views, opinion, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on an nondiscriminatory basis.

 

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