1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who sign up on the Kudzu Brands website at the campaign URL (, and who are 18 years of age as of the date of entry. This Campaign applies only to minority-owned businesses and nonprofit organizations. A business is classified as a minority-owned business 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 is defined as those entities that are certified 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible to win. 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. If the 501(c)(3) organization that applied is not located in one of the aforementioned North Carolina counties, that organization is not eligible to win. Employees of Kudzu Brands, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
    2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agrees to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Kudzu Brands (including naming of the Top 6 minority-owned or nonprofit organizations for public voting and final vote tally) as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.
    3. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on May 1, 2023, and ending May 26, 2023, at 5 p.m. EST. Finalists chosen by Kudzu will be notified and announced on June 7, 2023. Once finalists are announced, online voting will commence on June 7, 2023, at 8 a.m. EST and will end on June 23, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
    4. How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by submitting an entry using the online form provided at The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Kudzu Brands. You may enter only once. You must provide the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, Your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Kudzu Brands.
    5. Prizes: The Winner(s) of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive a Brand Development package valued at $10,000 US dollars. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Kudzu Brands. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Kudzu Brands’ discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of the Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Kudzu Brands to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
    6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
    7. Finalists and Winner Selection and Notification: The top 6 finalists selected by Kudzu Brands from all entries will be notified by email or phone within five (5) days of selection by Kudzu Brands. All other applicants will receive notification of non-selection. Winner will be selected by public vote under the supervision of Kudzu Brands. Winner will be notified by email or phone within five (5) days following selection of the Winner. Kudzu Brands shall have no liability for Finalists’ and Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail, or other security settings or for Finalists’ or Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If a Finalist or Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 15 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT KUDZU BRANDS’ SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
    8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that Kudzu Brands, anyone acting on behalf of Kudzu Brands, and Kudzu Brands’ licensees, successors, and assignees, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, Your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. By entering this content, You represent and warrant that Your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If Your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Kudzu Brands. If the content of Your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at Your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Kudzu Brands from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Kudzu Brands may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.
    9. Terms & Conditions: Kudzu Brands reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Kudzu Brands’ control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, Kudzu Brands may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Kudzu Brands. Kudzu Brands reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Kudzu Brands has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Kudzu Brands reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
    10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Kudzu Brands and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) Your participation in the Campaign and/or Your acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
    11. Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, You agree that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in North Carolina having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall You be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than Your actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). You further waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
    12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Kudzu Brands website. To read the Privacy Policy, click here.
    13. Finalists’ List: To obtain a copy of the Finalists’ names or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Kudzu Brands, 29 Montford Avenue, Suite 200, Asheville, NC 28801. Requests must be received no later than June 7, 2023.
    14. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Campaign is Kudzu Brands.
    15. Facebook: The Campaign hosted by Kudzu Brands is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.