Contest Details

BizQuest Quinte is a brand new video contest for locally-owned businesses located in Belleville, Quinte West, Stirling-Rawdon, Tyendinaga Township, Tyendinaga MBQ and Deseronto.

This online platform will showcase businesses in three categories:

  • START (Business in operation 6 – 24 months)
  • GROW (Business in operation 25 months – 5 years)
  • THRIVE (Business in operation 5+ years)

Submissions will be accepted from April 1, 2022 to May 12, 2022.

A panel of community volunteers will judge all submissions and select 5 finalists for each of the three categories.

The public will vote for 1 winner in each category. Voting will begin on May 26, 2022 and end on June 9, 2022.  A total of 3 winners will be awarded, one in each of the three categories.

Winners will be announced at a presentation event on June 16, 2022.

Each winner will receive the same prize package (unless noted otherwise) valued at nearly $6,000, including:

  • Trenval Business Development Corporation: $2,000 cash
  • PostMedia: Advertising package (Belleville Intelligencer, Trentonian, Community Press, and Picton County)
  • Simple Desk (1-month Social Media Package)
  • Quinte West Chamber of Commerce: boardroom rental, advertising, business directory
  • Quinte Photo Studio: headshot portrait
  • Free Flow Petroleum (Gift Card)

Sponsored by:


Step 1: Create a 1-2 minute video about your business. They can be filmed using phone or video recorder. Please be mindful of lighting and sound. Professional quality is not required but we need to see/hear your video.

Don’t know how to get started? Check out our prerecorded Video Workshop brought to you by Lot48 Film Co.

Be sure to include the following content in your video:

  • Tell us about your business.
  • Why did you choose the entrepreneurial path?
  • How do you measure success?
  • How do you provide exceptional customer service?
  • What hurdles have you overcome to succeed as an entrepreneur?
  • How does your business give back/contribute to the community?
  • What are your future business plans?
  • What advice would you give to people interested in starting their own business?
  • Why is living and operating a business in a rural community a good fit for you?
  • Which programs or services contributed to your business success?


Step 2: Create a Youtube Account and upload your video to it.

  • Go to and click the Sign Up link.
  • Complete the registration process including providing an e-mail address, password, and username.
  • Once completed you will be signed in and at the top of the page is the “Upload” link
  • Select the video you’d like to upload and start the upload process
  • Once the video is uploaded you can move on to Step 3.


Step 3: Enter the Contest


For more details on the contest or questions about BizQuest Quinte please give us a call or send us an email.


T: 613.961.7999