Frequently asked questions

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

Phase

Start Date
(at 12:00 a.m. PT unless otherwise indicated)

End Date
(at 11:59 p.m. PT)

Submission Phase

03/01/17 at 7:00 a.m. PT

08/15/17

Voting Phase

08/16/17

09/15/17

Judging Phase

09/18/17

09/22/17

Finalist Gallery

09/29/17

11/17/17

Winner Announcement

11/18/17

02/18/18

Q. How do I enter the Contest?
A. During the Submission Phase, visit intuit.me/publishyourapp and successfully complete the publishing process described here: http://intuit.me/publishyourapp to successfully list your app on the QuickBooks App Store. Then, visit http://SmallBusinessAppShowdown.com and follow the links and instructions to complete and submit your contest entry form, including a valid email address, your app ID, and https://apps.intuit.com/ App URL. (“Submission”). If a company or a group of people is responsible for the creation of a Submission, an authorized representative of the company/group must enter for the Contest on the company's/group's behalf. Entrants that published an app on the QuickBooks App Store from August 16, 2016 through August 15, 2017 are also eligible to enter the Contest. He/she will need to enter the Contest as outlined above. Only apps that are published for the first time on the QuickBooks App Store from August 16, 2016 – August 15, 2017 will be considered in this Contest.
Q. What are the prizes for this contest?
A. ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: $100,000 USD.

TEN (10) FINALIST PRIZES: Each Finalist will receive: (i) featured space in a Finalists gallery at QuickBooks Connect exhibition hall; (ii) a QuickBooks Connect pass; (iii) opportunity to demonstrate and pitch app to a panel of judges and compete for $100,000 Grand Prize, as outlined in Section 7 (c) of the Official Rules; (iv) one (1) additional QuickBooks Connect pass for a business partner; and (v) three (3) nights' accommodations at a hotel determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion (single room, double occupancy). All expenses and travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to, air transportation, ground transportation, meals, incidentals, gratuities, passenger tariffs or duties, airline fees, surcharges, airport fees, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes or other expenses are the responsibility solely of Finalist. Finalist and travel companions are solely responsible for obtaining valid passports and any other documents necessary for international travel (if applicable). ARV: $5,000 USD.
Q. How many prizes could I win?
A. One (1) finalist prize and one (1) grand prize per person. If entrants entered as a group, one (1) finalist prize and one (1) grand prize per group.
Q. How do I access the contest via my mobile device?
A. To access the contest from your mobile device, visit SmallBusinessAppShowdown.com/ on your mobile device.
Q. What should I do if my app 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. How does voting work?
A. Entrants' Submissions will be posted in an online gallery for public voting at the Website. To cast a vote, voters must follow the links and instructions to provide their valid email address. Then, they will be invited to vote for the Submission they believe has the most public appeal. Limit: Each person may vote one (1) time per app per day during the Voting Phase. See Official Rules for complete details.
Q. How do they determine finalists?
A. At the conclusion of the voting phase a panel of qualified judges, whose decisions regarding selection of winners are final and binding, will select up to 10 entrants with the highest-scoring Submissions ("Finalists") based on the following Judging Criteria:
  • Public Appeal - Results from the Voting Phase (10%)
  • Number of 5 Star Reviews (10%)
  • Number of Connections to paid subscriptions to QuickBooks Online gained since publishing the app on Apps.com (10%)
  • Quality of Integration with QuickBooks Online - how deep and well done is the QuickBooks Online Integration (25%)
  • Innovation – how well the Submission solved a small business problem and how different Submission is from other apps in the market (25%)
  • Impact – Addressable market, accessibility and size of small business problem/market impact as it relates to the solved problem and value (20%)
In the event of a tie, the entrant whose Submission received the highest score for "Impact - Addressable market, accessibility and size of small business problem/market impact as it relates to the solved problem and value," as determined by the qualified judges, in their sole discretion, will be deemed the applicable potential Finalist. See Official Rules for complete details.
Q. When will the winner be notified?
A. The winner will be announced at QuickBooks Connect on or around 11/17/17. See Official Rules for complete details.
Q. I think I'm having technical issues. What should I 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. Still have questions?
A. For inquiries and questions, please email: intuitdeveloperrelations@intuit.com