All you need to know about fees, payment process, and key dates to enter the awards.
Entry fees for all categories in 2024 Best of America Small Business Awards are as follows:
$150 for the first entry, $50 for additional entries, until May 1, 2024
$160 for the first entry, $60 for additional entries, until July 31, 2024
$175 for the first entry, $75 for additional entries, until August 20, 2024
Applications don’t have the be completed at the time of the purchase and can be edited and made changes until August 20, 2024, before they are submitted for judges' review. The Best of America Small Business Awards entry fees are the same for all categories. No entries will be accepted after August 20, 2024.
How to pay the fees
Fees may be paid upfront via credit card only. If an entry is submitted to multiple categories, then the application fees are payable for each category applied.
Pay now and fill up later
Once you secure the fees, you will be taken to the Best of America Small Business Awards dedicated platform Zealous where they can fill out the application form. You can edit and make changes on all applications until August 20, 2024. No changes are allowed under any circumstances after the judging process has started.
What happens after the payment
After the payment, you will receive a unique link for each entry to the platform Zealous (contact us if you haven’t received it). You will have the freedom to start and edit your application until the last minute before they get all automatically submitted for judges' review.
Calendar for the 2024 Awards
First early-bird entry deadline ($150 for first entry, $50 additional entries)
June 31, 2023 11:59 PM, PST ($160 for first entry, $60 additional entries)
(No entries will be accepted after this date) August 20, 2024 11:59 PM, PST ($185 for first entry, $75 additional entries).
OCT - NOV
1 - 4
Judging Round 1 (score and admission to public vote) Judging Round 2 (winners selection)
Open for public voting
5 - 30
Winners and TopList notified for the 2024 BASA Awards. Winners pack will be sent in late December 2024.
Find out more about BASA
The Best of America Small Business Awards is a prestigiously independent award that was created with an
unwavering love for small businesses. We aim to showcase the best of small businesses for their outstanding work and contribution to their community.
With over 150+ categories to choose from, the Best of America Small Business Awards is the one of the largest award for small businesses in the United States.