About this Competition
If you have an idea, then FRESH IDEAS is for you. From October to January EVERY MONTH you’ll have the chance to win a cash prize to help you develop your idea into a real business venture.
Don’t worry if you don’t know a lot about business. That’s what we’re here for! The process is designed to help you develop your business know-how and show you how to turn a good idea into a successful new business. So even if you’re not a winner, you’ll still benefit from our help and be in a great position to take the next steps.
The winners and highly commended entries from each month can enter the next stage of the competition where they could win one of the top prizes.
Monthly winners and highly commended entrants will have the chance to participate in Exploration Day (worth £150) in February and enter the next phase of the competition. The final top 5 entries, each winning up to £1000, will be announced at a special Awards Event in March 2018.
How to enter
Stage 1 of the competition involves monthly rounds running from October to January 2017. You can save your entry and don’t seen to complete it all in one sitting.
Stage 2 of the competition brings together all the monthly winners and highly commended entrants. They go on to attend Exploration Day in February and could pitch to judges in our final in March 2017 for the chance to win one of the top prizes!
OCTOBER – CLOSES 30/10/17
NOVEMBER – CLOSES 30/11/17
DECEMBER – CLOSES 20/12/17
JANUARY – CLOSES 31/01/18
17 February 2018
Following Exploration Day, winners and HC entrants can submit a revised entry. If they do not wish to submit a revised entry, then their original submission will be taken as their final entry.
Revised entries open: 17 February 2018
Revised entries close: 26 February 2018
10 March 2018
Winners announced at SIE Awards Dinner
21 March 2018