The video submission deadline has been extended to
have also been updated.
April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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
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
, the contest portal that also will serve as repository for the video entries. For information on SBA size standards for small businesses, visit
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
U.S. Virgin Islands
. Winners will be announced no later than
May 31, 2013
For more information, submission procedures and requirements please visit
David J. Hall
SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration
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