How it works?

Fill out the application and tell us in 150 words or less why a 2017 University of South Alabama football sponsorship would be a game changer for your small business.

Important Dates

Enter to Win – August 15, 2016 through 5:00 p.m. CST January 31, 2017
Winner Notified – March 1, 2017
Winner Announced – 2017 Spring Game (Date TBD)

FAQ

What is the Business Council of Alabama’s Small Business Game Changer?
The Business Council of Alabama recognizes that small businesses provide the majority of jobs for Alabamians, and the Business Council of Alabama fights every day for the rights of small business men and women. A University of South Alabama season football sponsorship is a game changer for a small business and is just another way the Business Council of Alabama proudly recognizes the importance and impact of small businesses on our state.

What does a University of South Alabama football corporate sponsorship include?
• One (1) full-page advertisement in the 2017 football game day program;
• Monthly promotion on Jaguar Sports Properties social media platforms from August 2017 through January 2018;
• One (1) 30 second pre-game radio spot on local affiliates before each game during the 2017 fall football season;
• One (1) rotating banner digital advertisement on JagNationTV.com from August 2017 through January 2018;
• One (1) 30-second video board commercial that will be played during each football home game during the 2017 fall season; and
• Four (4) season tickets and one (1) parking pass for the 2017 fall football season
*Prize subject to change and will be administered through Jaguar Athletic Fund, Inc./Jaguar Sports Properties.

How do I enter?
Fill out the application. Applicants must be members in good standing of the Business Council of Alabama by 5:00 p.m. CST January 31, 2017.

How many times can I apply?
Only one entry per small business will be accepted.

Who is eligible?
The Business Council of Alabama’s Small Business Game Changer Contest is open only to small businesses located in the state of Alabama and:
a. Are BCA members in good standing (or will be by Contest closing date);
b. Have 50 or fewer full-time employees (at time of Contest closing date);
c. Whose owner (or employee with owner permission) that makes an entry into the Contest is a U.S. citizen and Alabama resident age 19 years or older;
d. Submit an eligible essay entry; and
e. Agree to abide by the Official Contest Rules.
Further eligibility requirements and restrictions apply. Please see the Official Contest Rules for full details.

Can I enter if I'm self-employed?
Yes! You are your own small business and as a member of the Business Council of Alabama, we encourage you to enter.

When can I submit my entry?
Submission is open between August 15, 2016 and 5:00 p.m. CST January 31, 2017.

How and when will the winner be announced?
The company awarded the sponsorship will be notified March 1, 2017, and announced during the 2017 Spring Game (date TBD).

How are entries judged?
Entries received during the submission period (August 15, 2016 – 5 p.m. CST January 31, 2017) from a small business with 50 or fewer employees and a member of the Business Council of Alabama (in good standing by 5 p.m. CST January 31, 2017) will be presented to the panel of judges, consisting of the current chairman of the Business Council of Alabama, the Business Council of Alabama Small Business Committee chair(s), a representative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a representative of the National Association of Manufacturers, and the current chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama, who will judge the applications blindly on the creativity, originality, and values and principles expressed in the 150–word entry. In the event of a potential judge participating, the judges will recuse themselves and alternates will be named.

Is there an entry fee?
There is no entry fee. To be eligible to win, your small business must be a member in good standing of the Business Council of Alabama no later than 5 p.m. CST January 31, 2017. To be a member in good standing, the member must be current in their annual dues ($199 rate for new small business members who join via the Small Business Game Changer program; existing members remain in good standing by continuing to pay their current annual dues rate) by the closing date of the Contest entry period, 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time on January 31, 2017.

How do I know if I am a member of the Business Council of Alabama?
Call the Business Council of Alabama at 1.800.665.9647 or email elainef@bcatoday.org to check your membership status.

How do I join the Business Council of Alabama?
Simply fill out the membership application and pay the $199 Small Business Game Changer rate. Membership application and dues must be received no later than 5 p.m. CST on January 31, 2017 to be eligible to win.

Anything else?
For more specific questions about the Business Council of Alabama’s Small Business Game Changer not answered here, send us an email at SmallBusinessGameChanger@bcatoday.org.

Good luck and Go Jags!
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