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Staples Small Business PUSH Contest

Published on Feb 6, 2012

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Staples-Push-Small-Business-ContestWin a free TV commercial to promote your business with Staples' Small Business Push Contest. How it Works Create a 15-second video that includes your small businesses name, description and location of your business, as well as what makes your business unique. That’s a lot to pack into a mere 15 seconds, but making the effort to create the best video possible gives you more than a chance to win one of Staples five grand prizes — it also gives you an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of your small business. Who’s Eligible According to Staples, the contest is “open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous U.S. and D.C., who are 18 years of age and older as of date of Entry and who are employed at a small business.” Staples defines a small business as, “a privately owned corporation, partnership, LLC or sole proprietorship; a for-profit business; having less than 50 employees; and must not be a franchise. Certain types of businesses are ineligible.” Please refer to the Entry Guidelines listed on Staples Official Rules page for more details. How to Enter Visit Staples’ Contest Page on Facebook. Click “Like” to gain full entry into the contest page and complete the on-screen registration form. Finally, you’ll have to upload a video or record a video via a Webcam (“Video”). Be sure to include your small businesses name, a description and location of your business, as well as what makes your business unique. Videos may be no longer than 15 seconds, and must be no larger than 20 MB. Visit the Official Rules page for a full list of technical requirements regarding your video. The Deadline Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on March 14, 2012. Public Voting In addition to being judged by a contest sponsor, Staples has included a public voting component to the contest. "All eligible Videos will be posted to the Gallery during the Contest Period for viewing/voting by the general public. Once posted, Sponsor reserves the right to remove an Entry, in their sole discretion if they find the Entry violates the Official Rules in any manner. Visitors will have the opportunity to visit the Gallery each day and vote for their favorite Entry. Limit one vote per person per day. Voters must be legal residents of the 48 contiguous U.S., who are 18 years of age or older." Prize Details There will be five (5) Grand Prize Winners. Each winner can choose from either of the following packages: 1) $50,000.00 worth of broadcast TV advertising in winner’s local TV market, and a $500 copy and print bundle (awarded as a Staples Gift Card). 2) $40,000.00 worth of broadcast TV advertising in winner’s local TV market, a $500 copy & print bundle (awarded as a Staples Gift Card), and $10,000 to help offset taxes (awarded as a check). For more info on prize details, public voting rules and determination of grand prize winners, please visit the Official Rules page. Best of luck in the contest and with your small business! Business Blogs blog