Welcome to the 2023 BIG Idea Competition!


Steps to Starting your BIG Idea Project
  1. Review the Student Checklist for an overview of the submission process.
  2. Create a login to the online submission site here:
    • Each entry requires a unique email and password for login
    • If students are participating as a team, only one student login is needed
    • Names of additional team members are added during the application process
  3. The login feature allows students to save their work and return to work until completed. Visit the ‘Student Login’ at to sign-in.
For further instructions of how to create your login, please visit the Rules page and the Competition Process document.

Download the Student Entry Template (PDF)

Useful Resources: Below are videos that will help explain the competition as a whole and will break down certain sections into detail for you. Also included are videos on tips to make your business idea a successful one and what is required for the Marketing Design Competition!

Competition Timeline
LAUNCH DATE: September 1, 2023
FINAL EVENT & AWARDS: Virtual competition on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 via Zoom. In-person competition Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at Northern State University, in Aberdeen, SD.