Prizes

Prizes for the BIG Idea Competition include:

CASH:

  • First place: $1,000
  • Second place: $500
  • Third place: $250
  • Marketing Design: $500
    • Sponsored by McQuillen Creative Group
  • Wellness Category: $500
    • Sponsored by Sanford Health
  • Food Animal Agriculture Category: $500
    • Sponsored by Midwest Ag Supply
  • Agriculture Innovation Category: $500
    • Sponsored by the South Dakota Agriculture Foundation

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS:

Last year’s scholarships included:
  • First place: $2,000 from SD School of Mines & Technology and $1,500 each from Northern State University and Presentation College
  • Second place: $1,000 from SD School of Mines & Technology and $1000  from Northern State University and  $500 from Presentation College.
  • Third Place: $1,000 from  SD School of Mines & Technology and $500 from Northern State University.
  • All other finalists: $1,000 from SD School of Mines & Technology and $500 from Northern State University.

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

SCHOOL/ADVISOR AWARDS:

Makerspace Consultation Prize– Sponsored by CREATE

Partners in Business Award– Sponsored by Angelhaus