Nominate a deserving small business, including your own, for the chance to win a new #Mercedes-Benz Sprinter from Inc.com. Share what your business, or a business in your community, has done to serve others during these unprecedented times. You’ll also receive a free one year digital subscription to Inc. magazine!
How to Enter: fill out the form and include an original written response (in English) explaining, “what your business, or a business in your community is doing to serve others during these challenging times”. Include a photo, video (maximum sixty (60) seconds) or link to outside content (e.g. news article) that is related to the Response.
Official Rules: Open to a business registered to conduct business in at least one of the 48 adjoining United States or the District of Columbia; be an independently owned and operated, non-franchised business that is not part of any other established parent or partner business(es); be founded and engaged in active daily operations; and employ 150 or fewer employees (including full-time and part-time employees. One entry per person.
Entry Submission Period: June 1 to July 31 at 11:59 pm ET
Judging Period: August 3 to August 17 at 11:59 PM ET
Public Voting: October 6 to October 23 at 12:59 PM CT
Winner Announcement: October 23 at 8:00 PM CT
To submit an entry on behalf of an Entrant, the Nominator must be a legal resident of one of the 48 adjoining United States or the District of Columbia and be at least 18 years of age (or the age of majority in the Nominator’s state of residence if greater than 18 years), as of the date of the Entry. The Nominator may be, but is not required to be, an employee of Entrant. However, the Nominator must have the authorization of the Entrant to submit the Entry on the Entrant’s behalf.
Judging Criteria: Does the Response answer the Call to Action? (maximum 45 points); Is the Response original and well-articulated? The Response will be assessed on the content, empathy, resourcefulness, and the ability to pivot the business in a time of crisis). (maximum 45 points); Does the Entry include a supporting video, photo, or news article to support the Entry?; Does the content of the supporting media relate to the Response? (maximum 10 points).
Grand Prize (1): Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van with an ARV of up to $40,000, inclusive of a Destination and Delivery fee. The Grand Prize Winner will work with Sponsor to select color and features of vehicle within the ARV amount; and $10,000 cash awarded in the form of a check.
Runner-up Prizes (3): $5,000.00 cash awarded in the form of a check