Frequently Asked Questions

Intuit Global Firm of the Future Contest

While the Official Rules outline the complete details of this promotion, your question may already be answered below.

Key Contest Dates

Phase Start Date
(at 12:00 a.m. ET)
End Date
(at 11:59 p.m. ET)
Submission Phase 06/20/18 08/12/18
Judging Phase 08/13/18 08/25/18
Public Voting Phase 10/16/18 10/31/18
Winner Announcement 11/1/18 11/7/18
Q. How do you enter the Contest?
A. Follow the links and instructions to complete and submit the registration form, including name and email address of the Representative, Firm’s name, and your Firm Location.

Next, provide responses (each no longer than 200 words) to the six questions that demonstrate how your Firm is a "Firm of the Future”.

See the Official Rules for completed details.
Q. What are the prizes for this contest?
A. ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: $25,000 USD (or approximately £18,200, $32,200 CAD, $33,160 AUD or 1,662,300 INR) fulfilled as a check.

SMALL BUSINESS PRIZE: The small business identified by the Grand Prize winner will be offered a check for $15,000 USD (approximately £10, 900, $19,300 CAD, $19,900AUD, or 997,000 INR)

FIVE (5) FINALIST PRIZES (one awarded to a Finalist in each Country): A trip for one (1) employee of the winning Firm to San Jose, California to attend 2018 QuickBooks Connect (November 5-7) and a $5,000 USD cash prize (or approximately £3640, $6,435 CAD, $6,630 AUD or 332,450 INR) fulfilled as check.

TEN (10) RUNNER UP PRIZES: $2,500 USD fulfilled as a check (or approximately £1,820, $3,220 CAD, $3,315 AUD, or 166,220 INR). Small Business Prize: $1,000 USD fulfilled as a check (£730, $1,290 CAD, $1,326AUD, or 66,480 INR).

See Official Rules for complete details.
Q.You've received a message that you've already entered a submission, but haven't. What should you do?
A. Make sure you are visiting directly rather than a bookmarked page in your browser.
Q. Key contest dates.
A. Submission: 6/20-8/12/18
Judging: 8/13-8/25/18
Video Creation: 8/26-10/15/18
Voting: 10/16-10/31/18
Winner Announcement at QBC: 11/1-11/7/18
View winners on this contest website: 11/8/18

See Official Rules for complete details.
Q. What are the guidelines for submitting a photo?
A. Read the Official Rules for complete details.
Q. When will you see your submission after you upload it?
A. All images submitted must be approved by the administrator of the promotion before appearing on the site. Please allow three business days for your photo to be approved. If your image doesn't appear in the gallery after three days read below for some reasons why this may be happening:

• The Submission must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement; nonetheless, Submission may contain Sponsor’s brand name and logos as well as the brand names and logos of any of the entities that have created QuickBooks Apps listed here: or the brand names and logos of the following companies: Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook;
• The Submission must be the original work of the authorized Firm;
• The Submission must not disparage Sponsor or any other person or party;
• The Submission must not contain material that is inappropriate, offensive, indecent, obscene, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
• The Submission must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age; and
• The Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of, or contrary to the laws or regulations in the jurisdiction where Submission is created.

Read the Official Rules for complete details.
Q. Can you change the image you uploaded?
A. Images cannot be modified or deleted once they are submitted for any reason.
Q. How can you view your image online?
A. After your image has been approved, you can go to and look for your submission in the contest gallery.
Q. How do you access the contest via your mobile device?
A. To access the contest from your mobile device, visit on your mobile device.
Q. What should you do if your image doesn't show up in the Gallery?
A. If you've tried to enter again because you don't see it in the gallery, please note that it may take up to 72 hours for it to appear, as it goes through a quick screening process first.
Q. You entered the contest, but didn’t receive a confirmation email. What do you do?
A. To make sure you get emails, add to your address book. Fill out the form below to let us know you didn’t receive your confirmation email.
Q. How do they determine finalists?
A. At the conclusion of the submission phase a panel of qualified judges, whose decisions regarding selection of winners are final and binding, will select the 5 Finalists. There will be 1 Finalist from each country eligible in the Contest.
Q. How does voting work?
A. During the Voting Phase, sponsors will post a video of each of the 5 Finalists. Visitors will be invited to vote for the Finalist in each category they believe should be the Grand Prize winner. Each visitor who meets the voting eligibility requirements may vote one time per day during the Voting Phase.
Q. When will the Grand Prize winner be notified?
A. The Grand Prize winner will be contacted on or around November 1-7, 2018. The Grand Prize winner will be notified via the contact information provided upon registration.

See Official Rules for complete details.
Q. Having technical issues? What should you do?
A. Sometimes it's a simple thing like updating your browser. Check to be sure that you have a modern version of Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari. Also, you may want to check your browser preferences section to be sure JavaScript is enabled.
Q.You have recently moved or updated your email address. Can you change your registration information for this promotion?
A. We apologize for any inconvenience, but due to the number of entries we receive, we are unable to change registration information unless you are awarded a prize. If you do win a prize during the promotional period, please contact and provide your updated information.
Q.Why can't you use your P.O. Box address to register or claim your prize?
A. Your home address allows us to identify your residence for eligibility purposes.

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