The 10th year of the BIG Idea Competition was a BIG success with 303 entries involving 467 high school students from 40 schools! The BIG Idea Committee would like to congratulate this year’s winners who received over $5,000 in cash and scholarships.
Hear from students about their experience with the
BIG Idea Competition
- MCH Design
MCH Design creates personalized, affordable school merchandise. MCH is currently creating spirit bands and key chains to show school pride.Mercedes Peterson, Hunter Matthaei, Christian Westhoff of McCook Central High School
- Claire’s Sweet Treats
Claire’s Sweet Treats will be a made-to-order bakery which will offer a variety of quality baked goods at a reasonable, affordable price.Claire Mischel of Milbank High School
- Green Décor
Green Décor offers household artwork made out of horse shoes, bolts, screws, etc. Green Décor will build home décor out of any steel design.Jasmine Green of Ipswich High School
- Once Upon a Memory
- Once Upon a Memory is a party planning business that will book the location and provide all food and décor.
Monique German, Monica Argo and Kylee Mogen of Wilmot High School
- Bakken’s Bakery
- Bakken’s Bakery offers fresh baked goods at an affordable price and will provide food for events big or small.
Grace Bakken of Ipswich High School
- ACE’s Tattoo Shop
- ACE’s Tattoo Shop is a tattoo shop located in Huron focused on customer’s satisfaction in design.
Franklin Wuestewald of Groton Area High School
- Bright Blasters
- Bright Blasters is a laser tag business which will offer customizable laser guns to members.
Jessiah Paul of Pierre T. F. Riggs High School
- Open Cage
- Open Cage is a pet store where animals are not kept in cages but rather can roam freely in their own pen.
Madison Andersen and Miranda Luze of Lead-Deadwood High School
Download the 2016 Finalists and Honorable Mentions (PDF)
BIG Idea 2016 Competition Awards Presentation:
Winner of the Marketing Design competition, sponsored by McQuillen Creative Group, was:
- First Place:
- Party Bling
Gameillia Becker, Meghan Odegaard, and Conner Torrence of Aberdeen Central High School
Winner of the Wellness Category competition, sponsored by Sanford Health, was:
- First place:
- Conquer My Concussion
Noah Steinlicht and Jake Sandvig from Milbank High School
Conquer My Concussion is a mobile app that will offer different levels of cognitive tests and training
programs that will first ease you into thinking and focusing clearly again and then help up your recovery from your concussion.
Thank you to our 2016 Speakers!
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.
The next competition will open again on September 1, 2017.