Attention: Western North Carolina Minority-owned Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations! 

Kudzu Brand’s 2024 Brand Giveaway begins May 6, 2024. The winner will win a full branding package, including brand story development, logo creation, and marketing collateral development. This $10K prize will allow your business or organization to reach a larger audience and attract more donors.

How Can My Business or Organization Enter to Win?

The online application process starts today and ends on May 24, 2024. Kudzu Brands will announce the names of the six finalists on May 30, 2024. Then, we turn the voting over to you! Your Western North Carolina minority-owned business or nonprofit organization will use its social media platforms to engage followers to vote you into the winner’s circle. Don’t worry—we’ll help you get started with voting-themed graphics. 

Kudzu regularly posts updates about the $10K Brand Giveaway on our Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram channels, so be sure to like, follow, and engage with us!

Is My Organization Eligible for the $10K Brand Giveaway?

This campaign is limited to minority-owned businesses and nonprofit organizations whose headquarters are located in the following North Carolina counties: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Gaston, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey.

For this giveaway, a business is classified as minority-owned if it is at least 51% owned by individuals who are women, Asian-Indian, Asian-Pacific, Black, Hispanic, and Native American, or, in the case of a publicly owned business, at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more such individuals (e.g., the management and daily operations are controlled by those minority group members). Nonprofit organizations are defined as those entities that are certified 501(c)(3) organizations.

See full giveaway rules here.

Is There A Timeline?

The contest timeline is outlined below. This giveaway goes fast, so you’ll want to strategize and apply as soon as possible!


  • Deadline for applications is May 24, 2024, at 5:00 PM EST
  • Kudzu Brands will notify and announce our finalists on May 30, 2024
  • Voting for finalists will open on May 31, 2024, at 9:00 AM EST
  • Finalists have from May 31 to June 14, 2024, at 5:00 PM EST to campaign for votes
  • The winner will be announced on June 17, 2024
  • Begin Brand Development by July 1, 2024
  • Brand Development package ends December 31, 2024

Is This Contest for Real?

We promise it is! 2023’s winner was The Children’s Center. Let us help your business or organization make an impact and a difference. We can’t wait to learn more about you, your cause, and why you should win our $10K giveaway!

*The giveaway package does not include printing, website development, or programming.

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