Prizes

BIG IDEA COMPETITION PRIZES

 
Cash
Northern State University Scholarships
Presentation College Scholarships
SD School of Mines & Technology Scholarships
FIRST PLACE
$1,000
$2,000
$2,000
$2,000
SECOND PLACE
$500
$1,000
$1,000
$1,000
THIRD PLACE
$250
$1,000
$1,000
$1,000
FOURTH-EIGHTH PLACE
$100
$1,000
$1,000
$1,000
MARKETING DESIGN
Sponsored by McQuillen Creative Group
$500
$500
 
 
WELLNESS AWARD
Sponsored by Sanford Health
$500
$500
 
 
FOOD ANIMAL
AGRICULTURE AWARD
Sponsored by Midwest Ag Supply
$500
$500
 
 
AGRICULTURE
INNOVATION AWARD
Sponsored by the South Dakota Agriculture Foundation
$500
$500
 
 

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

This award offers free consulting to the winner and their community. The final report will include a blueprint, a timeline, and the resources needed to start a makerspace within their community.

Partners in Business Award– Sponsored by Angelhaus

This award emphasizes the importance of networking in the business world by recognizing teachers who incorporate BIG Idea and other networking experiences in the classroom. Three winners will be awarded $100 cash.