Voting begins right away, so fire up your social networks and get your tribe to vote for your entry, check out other entries, and get as excited about entrepreneurship as you are.
Keep the social conversation going so the people in your network vote for you each and every day until the competition closes.
Registration opens on April 9, 2013
Voting begins on April 15, 2013
Point a web browser at www.growam.com/competition and enter the competition.
Log in with your Facebook account.
Answer a few short and straightforward questions about your business. Keep in mind that your audience is both voters from the general public and the accomplished entrepreneurs that will judge the finalists.
Upload one or several images like your company logo and product images to help voters understand your product and add visual interest to your entry.
Upload a short video to YouTube.com or Vimeo.com (strongly suggested, but optional)
Submit your entry for a physical product before the close of the competition and you're done!
Entry submission and voting close on April 30, 2013
The top entries based on point totals will become finalists and will be judged by accomplished entrepreneurs to determine the winners.
Winners and finalists will be announced on or before May 6, 2013. Winners will be required to furnish certain additional information to facilitate payment and/or delivery of prize winnings like mailing address and taxpayer identification details.
Your supporters and the public can begin voting for you immediately after you submit your entry.
Each voter can cast one vote for you each day and each vote earns you 5 points.
When a voter shares your entry on Facebook, that action earns one extra point for you.
Additional points are awarded for sharing and uploading additional photos.
At the end of public voting, the entries with the highest verified point totals become Finalists and move onto the Final Round.
Experienced entrepreneurs and industry professionals selected by Grow AmericaTM will review and score the Final Round entries to decide the winners and award cash and prizes.
The winners will be announced on or before May 6, 2013