Tiny BIG Idea Competition

Try your hand at creativity and entrepreneurship!

The Tiny BIG Idea Competition is a mini version of the actual BIG Idea Competition offered to teachers. This is a way to get your entrepreneurial juices flowing and gain an experience that you can share with your students. The deadline is August 2nd. To enter, follow the link below to submit your business idea in a few sentences.

Tiny BIG Idea Competition

The winner 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 Bluetooth speaker, USB hub, and various items from our sponsors! In the weeks following the conference, the winner will be notified via email and also announced on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BIGIdeaSD) and BIG Idea website.  Entries will be accepted until August 2nd.

Get your students involved in 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, 2021



FINAL COMPETITION & AWARDS: Wednesday, December 8, 2021


What BIG Idea Competition resources are available for teachers:

Competition Rules and Guidelines  

Lesson Plans and Advisor Resources

Helpful Tips and How To Playlists

2020 Final Event 

Creativity Exercises