As the program nears the finish line, students will present their ideas to a panel of business professionals for the chance at scholarship awards and potential internships. (That’s where you come in!) Judges should be local business owners, professionals or entrepreneurs with a passion for working with young adults in a creative setting. This is not only an opportunity to invest in your community’s future leaders, but also to scout up-and-coming talent!
WHAT DO JUDGES NEED TO KNOW?
Judges will be placed in appropriate categories based on expertise and paired with a fellow judge.
Project submissions should be reviewed ahead of live, virtual student presentations that will take place between May 17 - 20, 2021.
Scoring criteria is outlined in a judging rubric to provide analysis of the business plan and presentation.
On competition day, judges should review tradeshow booths applicable to their assigned category.
Judges will decide on category winners to move on to the final competition. Judges will then deliberate in a live session to decide the overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners on May 21.
APPLY TO BE A JUDGE
Judges will be selected based on category expertise and appropriateness. All applicants will be contacted regarding status on an individual basis.