Competition guidelines

Before you enter the competition, make sure you are eligible to participate. Please read the conditions for participation carefully – Who can enter.


How to proceed

 

First step:

Register online and create your account!   We will send you an email confirmation. Please check your spam folder. You must confirm in order to activate your account.

Second step:

If you want to submit an idea, go to Submit an idea!

If you want to submit a project, go to Submit a project!

Fill out and submit the preliminary entry form.

Then wait for a response from the competition administrators.

Entries are reviewed by the competition administrators of Stiftung Entrepreneurship Berlin and Digital Experts United. Only those entries that meet a certain standard and pass the preliminary screening will be invited to provide more details about their idea/project in a second entry form.

The status of an entry can be checked in your profile menu under “My Ideas/Projects”. All saved and submitted entries are saved in that area and can be accessed again any time.

Notice! Rejected entries may be refined by the entrants and can be submitted anew up until the entries deadline.

Third step:

If your idea/project has passed the preliminary screening, you will be requested to fill out and submit the second entry form.

Entries (ideas and projects) will be posted online on the Entrepreneurship Campus webpage. Entries can only be viewed and commented by entrants who have submitted an idea or a project. Entries (ideas and projects) are not made accessible to the general public until the voting starts on 1 June, 2016.

You may refine your entry up until the entry deadline (30 June 2016) to reflect the comments and recommendations received. You may also support your entry by submitting a video presentation of your idea or project (up to 3 minutes).

Important advice! You are encouraged to interact with the Entrepreneurship Campus online community, to refine your idea/ project, and to comment constructively on other entries. You are also invited to take the free online courses at the Entrepreneurship Campus.

If you do not want to submit an idea or a project, you are still encouraged to join the Entrepreneurship Campus online community by registering online and sharing your comments and finding new friends.


 

Selection of the winners

Entries will be posted on the competition website and are subject to online public voting from 1 June 2016 – 31 August 2016.

The 10 entries receiving the most votes in each of the two categories will be considered finalists.

Finalists are requested to submit a video (max 3 minutes) of their idea/project (if they have not done so yet).

From among the finalists, the judges will make the final selection of three winners (Grand Prize, 2nd Prize and 3rd Prize) in each category.

Entries will be evaluated based on their entrepreneurial vision, feasibility, innovation, leadership, social impact, and sustainability, among other factors.

The People’s Choice Prize will be given to the entry with the largest number of votes in each of the two categories.

In addition, an Entrepreneurship Campus Prize will be given to three entrants who have demonstrated outstanding ‘entrepreneurship spirit’ by actively taking part in the Entrepreneurship Campus.

Please see the Competition Timeline at the top of the page.

Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition Partners

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