Prizes and Recognition

Prizes for the BIG Idea Competition include:

CASH:

  • First place: $1,000
  • Second place: $500
  • Third place: $250
  • Marketing Design: $500
  • Wellness Category: $500

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS:

If the winning entry consists of a team, the prize money and scholarships will be split equally among team members.

Final Competition and Awards Ceremony

Finalists:

  • The top scoring eight (8) written idea entries chosen for the final competition.
  • Each finalist team will give a verbal presentation.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top three places based on a combination of their written and verbal scores.
  • Entries that score within 10% of the finalists will be designated as Honorable Mention.
  • Of all marketing designs submitted, one winner is chosen overall and recognized at the Awards Ceremony.
  • Of all the Wellness entries submitted, one winner is chosen overall and recognized at the Awards Ceremony.

Awards Ceremony:

  • Held on the same day as the final competition at Northern State University in Aberdeen
  • Includes a panel of business owners who will share their entrepreneurship experiences
  • Finalists will give a short description of their business idea
  • Is open to all students who participated in the general competition.

Download the Final Competition Agenda (PDF)

Thank you to our sponsors for making this competition possible.