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Calling Small Business Exporters- Tell Us Your Story for a Chance to Win Cash Prizes

Calling Small Business Exporters- Tell Us Your Story for a Chance to Win Cash
                                    Prizes

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2013



The video submission deadline has been extended toApril 22.
Contestruleshave also been updated.

WASHINGTON, 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
onhttp://exportvideo.challenge.gov/.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110909/DC65875LOGO)

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
withwww.challenge.gov, the contest portal that also will serve as repository
for the video entries. For information on SBA size standards for small
businesses, visithttp://www.sba.gov/content/summary-size-standards-industry.


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:

  oFirst place - $10,000
  oSecond place - $8,000
  oThird place - $6,000
  oFourth place - $4,000
  oFifth 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, Puerto Rico, the U.S.
Virgin Islands, and Guam. Winners will be announced no later than May 31,
2013.

For more information, submission procedures and requirements please visit
http://exportvideo.challenge.gov/.

CONTACT:
David J. Hall
202-205-6697
David.Hall@sba.gov 

SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration

Website: http://www.sba.gov