YE The Big Idea is a virtual pitch competition open to YE students and alumni age 13 to 22. We welcome and reward Big Ideas inspired by YE’s 8 Foundational Values in six different categories ranging from non-profits to inventions.
March 2 – April 17: Submission period
May 8: Judges’ feedback shared via email with applicants
May 4-8: Social media voting to select People’s Choice winner from top 25 (ends at 11:59 p.m. CST)
May 11: Winners announced
What are the prizes?
Up to $20,000 in prize money is available for contestants of The Big Idea competition.
You can find the following support materials at YEtheBigIdea.com:
- Competition Guide
- Supporting Document Guide
- Scoring Guide
- Video Pitch Guide
- Digital version of the Student Recruitment Flyer
- A copy of this flyer will also be mailed to your school to post in your classroom
An Educator Info Session was held on Monday, February 3 to discuss the details of the competition and answer questions. You can view the recording here.