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Show us your restaurant and win up to $2,500 instagram logo

By sharing your restaurateur creativity and wisdom, you can inspire other restaurant professionals on how to open and adapt their restaurants for success in the new normal.

How to Enter:

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Film your video 📹

Film a 40 to 60-second video about how your restaurant is getting creative during COVID-19. Changed your seating? Switched up your menu? Tell us about it! (Don’t worry—a landscape video filmed on your phone works just fine!)

Prep your video 🛠️

Get your video ready for upload—make sure you can hear yourself clearly, the camera isn’t too shaky, and that you’ve filmed in landscape mode. Once you’re happy with it, move on to step three!

Post to Instagram 📸

With your video ready, you can take to the ‘gram! Post your video, and add a description with a few hashtags to spice things up. Make sure you tag @7shifts and use the hashtag #Open4Business to be entered!

You’re done! 🎉

Congrats, you’re done! All you need to do now is wait for the results—announced on August 24th.

Example Video Submission

Check out our example video submission to get some ideas for your own!

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The Prizes

1st Place



2nd Place



3rd Place



FAQ & Rules

Can I enter the competition if I live outside of the US & Canada?

No, only participants who live in and work in the US and Canada will be considered.

How long does my video need to be?

Your video should be 40 - 60 seconds long, as Instagram only supports videos up to 60 seconds. If you go a few seconds over, you can either edit the video or post two videos as a gallery on Instagram.

How will the winners be selected?

The contest submissions will be judged on the week of August 17th by a panel of 7shifties. We’ll be looking for creative ways your restaurant has adapted to the “new normal” and enthusiastic presentation.

Is it possible to be disqualified?

Videos will only be disqualified if there is excessive profanity or inappropriate content.

How long is the contest running?

We will be accepting video submissions posted on Instagram from July 20th - August 17th.

What social media platforms can I post to?

Submissions will only be counted if they’re posted on Instagram with a @7shifts tag and #Open4Business hashtag. You are still welcome to share your awesome video on any other channel, and feel free to tag us!

Have any other questions? DM us on Instagram, we’re happy to help!