Contest Timeline

Submit your idea!

Phase 1 Deadline: April 5, 2019, 5 p.m.
Phase 2 Deadline: May 8, 2019, 5 p.m.
  1. Phase 1: Idea Abstract

    Submission due by April 5, 2019, 5 p.m.

    Entries should be roughly 250 words (or no more than 2,000 characters – including spaces) and must fall in one of four categories, based on the age of the contestant: 9th grade and under, 10th grade, 11th grade or 12th grade. For team entries, the category is decided by the oldest student on the team.

     

    * The end of each phase is followed by about one week of judging. At the conclusion of the judging period, students can log into their YES accounts to view the judges’ feedback.

     

    *Category winners will be announced in June 2018.

  2. Phase 2: Executive Summary

    Submission due by May 8, 2019, 5 p.m.

    Entries that advance to Phase 2 of the competition will submit an Executive Summary. Entries should be no more than 1,000 words (or no more than 8,000 characters – including spaces).

     

    * The end of each phase is followed by about one week of judging. At the conclusion of the judging period, students can log into their YES accounts to view the judges’ feedback.

     

    *Category winners will be announced in June 2018.

  3. Entrepreneurs’ Conference

    June 4-5, 2019 at Venue 42 in Milwaukee

    The Grand Prize Winner will be present the company at the Awards Luncheon on June 5, as part of the 2019 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference in Milwaukee.