This year’s contest offers grants and services to a total of ten U.S. based small businesses, with a collective prize pool of $220,500.
In addition to the grants, winners will also receive an additional dollar amount in credit to use towards FedEx Office print and business services to help run their businesses, as well as packages designed to help them with website optimization, design thinking, social media, and print expertise.
The 2019 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest prize packages include:
- Grand prize: One winner of $50,000, plus $7,500 in FedEx print and business services.
- Silver prize: One winner of $30,000, plus $5,000 in FedEx Office print and business services.
- Bronze prize: Eight winners of $15,000, plus $1,000 in FedEx Office print and business services.
The contest is open to America-based for-profit small businesses that have less than 99 employees and have been operating for six months or more. To enter, participants must visit www.fedex.com/grantcontest and enter their contact information, write a short profile about their business and upload four photos of their business or product, including their logo.
The contest entry period is open from February 19 to March 25, 2019, with voting to take place from February 27 to April 1, 2019.
Following a judging period, winners will be announced on April 29,