2011 Winners

The 5th annual BIG IdeaCompetition was a BIG success with 169 entries involving 201 high school students from 21 schools! The BIG Idea Committee and Absolutely! Aberdeen would like to congratulate this year’s winners who received over $5,000 in cash and scholarships:

2011 Winners

BIG IDEA 2012 WINNERS and SPONSORS:
SEATED: Makayla Dietrich, Denae Melland, Jenna Lewis, Olivia Lundquist, and Kendra Cersosimo.
STANDING: Dalton Cox, Zach Andera, Hayden Namken, Lukas Kallas, Hudson Shillingstad, and Frank Maldonado.
Photo by: Dawn Sahli Photography

First Place:
Denae’s Dog Walking
Denae Melland of Leola High School
Second Place:
Lickety Split
Hudson Shillingstad of Mobridge-Pollock High School
Third Place:
Kallas Crop Dusting
Lukas Kallas of Leola High School

Other Finalists

Mak’s Movie Theatre
Makayla Dietrich of Flandreau Public High Scho
The Big Bad Buffet
Zach Andera and Dalton Cox of Aberdeen Roncalli
KC’s Kids
Kendra Cersosimo of Mitchell High School
Urban Pastures
Hayden Namken of Madison High School
Team Cleanup
Frank Maldonado of Ipswich High School

See the 2011 Finalist Concept Overviews Click Here

BIG Idea 2011 Competition Awards Presentation:


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

I’ll Be Your Honey Bee
First Place:
I’ll Be Your Honey Bee
Jenna Lewis and Olivia Lundquist of West Central High School

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, 2012.