Tiny BIG Idea Competition

Try your hand at creativity and entrepreneurship!

The BIG Idea Competition will be visiting the South Dakota  FBLA and FFA Conventions next month.  Again this year, the Tiny BIG Idea Competition will be offered to both FBLA and FFA students. The deadlines are April 12th for FBLA students and April 26th for FFA students. Follow the link below to submit your business idea in a few sentences!

Tiny BIG Idea Competition FORM

A winner from each group will be chosen based on market opportunity, viability of the business, and ability to capture the readers’ attention. At stake is a BIG Idea prize package including a $50 gift card, Bluetooth speaker, and more!  By early May, the winners will be notified via email and also announced on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BIGIdeaSD) and BIG Idea website.

Want to take your Tiny BIG Idea to the next level?  Enter the BIG Idea Competition this fall!

What is the BIG Idea Competition?

To promote entrepreneurship, spur creative thinking, and encourage students to start a business.

  • A business idea competition for high school students
  • A 1,075-word description of a business idea
  • An optional Marketing Design competition which includes an ad for their idea
  • An opportunity to learn about business concepts and entrepreneurship
  • A chance to win a share of nearly $35,000 in cash and scholarships

Homegrown businesses are key to the success of our rural communities.  Help students consider entrepreneurship as an option for their future. The BIG Idea experience can help students find the confidence to create their own opportunities close to home and connect with mentors and resources to help.

When is the BIG Idea Competition?

Competition Timeline

LAUNCH DATE: September 1, 2023



FINAL COMPETITION & AWARDS: Wednesday, December 6, 2023