Looking to win some good stuff, cash, or some recognition? Check out our latest list of contests, sweepstakes, and awards for growing companies, brought to you every two weeks by Small Business Trends and Smallbiztechnology.com.
Enter by November 20, 2009
This is the fifth year MarketingSherpa is recognizing Email
campaigns that achieved outstanding, measurable results. When you win a
MarketingSherpa Email Marketing Award, it means that your Email
campaign was the most effective 2009 campaign within its category.
MarketingSherpa evaluates the creative, the goals and — most
importantly — your results. Details here.
Enter by November 30, 2009
Deluxe will randomly award a $10,000 gift certificate from Target
Commercial Interiors featuring HON furniture and a $5,000 DeluxeBucks
gift certificate to use toward logo and Web site design, promotional
products and additional marketing and branding solutions. Ten
second-place winners will receive $500 DeluxeBucks gift certificates. More information here.
Enter by: November 30, 2009
TCBY (the frozen yogurt stores) is holding a competition to give
away a brand new TCBY franchise store for FREE. To enter you must:
- Create a video up to 2 minutes long indicating why you should win a TCBY store.
- Complete the application form and submit it with your video.
- Legal residents of the U.S. who are 21 and older are eligible to participate.
For more information watch the YouTube video. You can find the complete rules and the application to enter here.
Elance Contest: What Does “The New Way To Work” Mean To You?
Enter by: December 7, 2009
This contest from Elance is a chance for contract professionals to
show the world their best stuff and win a grand prize of $10,000. If
you’re a writer, write a story that tells how you are a part of the
“new way to work”. If you’re a graphic designer, design something.
Developer? Create an app. Finalists will be chosen by December 7, 2009.
Rules and entry instructions are on the Elance blog.
NYC BigApps CompetitionNYC BigApps Competition
Enter by: 5:00pm EST December 8, 2009
The NYC BigApps Competition will reward the developers of the most
useful, inventive, appealing, effective, and commercially viable
applications for delivering information from the City of New York’s
NYC.gov Data Mine to interested users. Winners will be chosen for best
overall application — including a grand prize — as well as an
investor’s choice winner, a data visualization winner and city talent
winner. In addition, the public will be able to choose their own
“popular choice” winners through NYCBigApps.com.
All the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in January and
will receive a total of $20,000 in cash prizes plus dinner with Mayor
Bloomberg. The competition is open to individuals, start-up companies
and nonprofits with fewer than 50 employees.
Enter by December 18, 2009
The DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award winner will be
presented with a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of Sam’s Club?. Nominate
an outstanding business from your community – or start an application for your own business today for the DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award.
Nominations are due December 18 and applications are due January 15.
Information on eligibility, award criteria, levels of recognition, and
the program timeline is listed below and available in a printer friendly format here.
Enter by December 18, 2009
The New York Public Library (“NYPL”) and the Citigroup Foundation
are sponsoring the first annual New York StartUP! Business Plan
Competition for New York-based startup entrepreneurs with cash prizes
totaling over $28,000. The New York StartUp! Business Plan Competition
gives aspiring entrepreneurs an opportunity to compete for the top
prize, while learning about the comprehensive small business resources
at NYPL’s Science, Industry and Business Library (“SIBL”). StartUP! is
a competition for legal residents of Manhattan, The Bronx, or Staten
Island who aim to start a business based in one of these three
boroughs. Visit New York Public Library here for competition details, dates, and entry requirements.