Highlight small businesses and the people who have created them.
Due February 13th, 2017 - Every small business has a story. This contest will reward the best telling of those stories.
Small businesses are forged by grit, determination, and passion made with hugs and tears and laughter and sometimes sacrifice. The Small Business Stories contest brings those stories to life, highlighting small businesses and the people who have created them.
Submissions for this contest are documentary-style shorts of actual small businesses from your town. What drove them? What are their biggest successes? Greatest challenges? Why did they start? Why did they continue when the odds were stacked against them? What keeps them moving forward? What makes them smile? Don’t worry about lighting. Don’t focus on “polish.” These are the stories of the people who are grinding it out every day. It’s about their trials and tribulations and their successes. Maybe their story is told through a voiceover. Maybe it’s told through a Q&A interview. This contest isn’t about technical polish. This contest isn’t about getting the perfect shot. Your job isn’t to make the story look “pretty,” because sometimes it’s not.
Your job is to tell the story well. GoDaddy has provided points for consideration when speaking to your small businesses. While GoDaddy may be mentioned by the subjects of your film, please do not include GoDaddy logos, URLs or screenshots in your submission.
Entries must between 1 and 2 minutes.
Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.
1st Place: $10,000
2nd Place: $3,000
3rd Place: $1,500
7 Honorable Mention Awards: $1,000 Each
Open to the public worldwide, excluding the following: Antarctica, Afghanistan, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Belarus, Bouvet Island, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Christmas Island, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Lao, People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Serbia and Montenegro, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Zimbabwe.
Filmmakers, shine a spotlight on startup stories as only you can. Audience Awards is partnering with GoDaddy to host their Small Business Stories documentary-style competition. Filmmakers have a chance to win a share of $21,000.