2022 Kudzu's 10k Brand Giveaway

The application stage of the Kudzu $10K Brand Giveaway is now closed. We are delighted to announce the 2022 finalists have been selected. Learn more by following the button below. 

We’re excited to announce Kudzu’s $10K Brand Giveaway. Beginning May 2, 2022, your Western North Carolina minority-owned business or nonprofit organization is eligible to win one of our most popular services, a Sprouts Brand Development.* This package comes with Kudzu Brand’s proprietary Roots Discovery®, brand story development, logo design, and marketing collateral development. This opportunity is a $10K gift that allows your business or organization to reach a larger audience and more donors.

Kudzu's 10K Brand Giveaway Logo

How Can My Business or Organization Get Involved?

Kudzu’s $10K Brand Giveaway makes use of social media, and you’ll find regular updates on our Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram channels, so be sure to like, follow, and engage with us! Our giveaway begins on May 2, 2022, and your minority-owned business or nonprofit organization will have until May 20, 2022, to submit its application. Kudzu Brands will select and announce the names of the six finalists on May 25, 2022. Then, we turn the voting over to you! Your Western North Carolina business or organization will use its social media platforms to engage followers to vote you into the winner’s circle.  

Is My Organization Eligible? 

This campaign is limited to minority-owned businesses or 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 the purposes of this giveaway, a business is classified as minority-owned if the business 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 (i.e. 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 20, 2022, at 5:00 PM EST
  • Kudzu Brands will notify and announce our finalists on May 25, 2022
  • Voting for finalists will open on May 26, 2022, at 9:00 AM EST
  • Finalists have from May 26 – June 10, 2022 5:00 PM EST to campaign for votes
  • Winner will be announced on June 13, 2022
  • Begin Brand Development by July 1, 2022
  • Brand Development package ends December 31, 2022

Is This Too Good To Be True?

Absolutely not! The whole team at Kudzu Brands has supported various causes with our time, dollars, and passion. This year, we want to give the gift of our collective talents in the form of a new brand or brand refresh. 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!

*Sprouts Brand Development process does not include printing, website development, or programming,