Small businesses in the Pacific Northwest that positively impact their communities are invited to apply for Business Impact NW’s $10,000 IMPACT Prize.

The IMPACT Pitch contest opened on June 1 and closes on June 26. Two $10,000 prizes will be awarded at a live pitch competition involving 50 finalists on October 4 in Seattle.

Businesses will compete in two categories: startup/early stage and established business. Special awards may also be given out to small businesses owned by veterans, women, immigrants, refugees, people of color, and people in the LGBTQ community.

Although only two businesses come away with grand prize money, the contest is structured to provide value to everyone who participates by offering personal business coaching and other practical business insights and tools.

Interested business owners can visit Business Impact NW’s website for eligibility requirements and other information. The IMPACT Pitch application can be found here.