2009 Winners

The 3rd annual BIG Idea Competition was a BIG success with 103 entries involving 150 high school students from 10 schools! The BIG Idea Committee and Absolutely!Aberdeen would like to congratulate this year's winners who received over $4,500 in cash and scholarships:

2009 Winners and Sponsors

SEATED: Kate Nuhsbaumer, Megan Melland, Douglas Kallas , and Troy McQuillen.
STANDING: Brenda Merkel, Sharon Paranto, Janet Wetz, Trevor Zens, Jessica Waltman, Brandt Munsen, Taylor Fauth, David Fetting,Brittany Levtzow, Tommy Gregg, Tara Krause, Jordan Fischer, Jordan Stahn, Heather Schwenn, Nick Kranz, Justin Goth, JoEllen Lindner, Chase Chr istianson and Kelly Weaver.

First Place:
Cider Falls Orchard
Megan Melland of Leola High School
Second Place:
Kate’s Katering
Kate Nuhsbaumer of Redfield High School
Third Place:
Kallas Branding Service
Douglas Kallas of Leola High School

Other Finalists

Justin Goth of Madison High School
Scratch & Sniff
Jessica Waltman of Leola High School
Pizzeria Theater
Chase Christianson and Nick Kranz of Madison High School
F & F Outdoors
David Fettig and Jordan Fischer of Aberdeen Central
The Getaway
Brittany Levtzow of Redfield High School

See the 2009 Finalist Concept Overviews Click Here

BIG Idea 2009 Competition Awards Presentation:

Winner of the Marketing Design competition, sponsored by McQuillen Creative Group, was:

First Place (tie):
TJ’s Ice World
Tara Krause and Jordan Stahn of Deuel High School
First Place (tie):
T & T Technology
aylor Fauth and Trevor Zens of Aberdeen Roncalli High Schooll

Special Thanks

A Special Thanks to the teachers who encouraged their students’ participation.

Thanks to the committee members and community leaders who participated as judges, panelists and supporters.

Next year’s competition will open again on September 1, 2010.