UPS has announced the launch of its 2017 UPS X-PORT Challenge, which is a promotion designed to support businesses that have international growth aspirations and to introduce those businesses to the international capabilities of UPS.

Businesses can apply to earn an opportunity to pitch their solutions/products and win up to $10,000 in export shipping credits from UPS.

This is a one of a kind opportunity that only takes a few minutes to apply. The contest is open to companies headquartered in Colorado, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma. The top 10 applicants will be invited to a "Pitch Off" event in Dallas on Sept. 13, 2017. transportation and lodging are provided by UPS. Each finalist will present his or her international growth strategy to a designated panel of judges, and educate the judges to why the business is ready for the global marketplace. Three winners will be selected based on their international appeal and execution strategy.

Grand Prize winners will be entered into a national contest and will have the chance to present to the management committee and win $25,000 cash. The deadline to apply is Aug. 15, 2017. Click here to apply.