July 29th is the deadline for 2016 applications to the Edg3 Fund small business competition, sponsored by Kitsap Bank.

This annual program recognizing entrepreneurs dedicated to growing their communities in three ways: economically, socially and environmentally.

Contestants must submit an application online and prepare a two-minute video which describes their business, making the case for how the $20,000 cash prize will take them to the next level.

Following the month-end close of applications, semi-finalists will be chosen and their proposals loaded to Kitsap Bank’s website for the public to weigh in and vote in late September. Five top finalists will present their pitches at a live public event during Global Entrepreneurship Week on Nov. 17th.

A second $5,000 cash prize has been announced that will go to one business from the semi-finalist pool that, in the judges’ opinions, best embodies the spirit of community.

Full details on this contest can be found at www.KitsapBank.com/edg3-fund.