Entries are open for the Diamond Challenge, An innovative entrepreneurship competition offered by the Horn Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware. This competition is open to high school students all around the world to empower the next generation to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world.
The Challenge provides a unique opportunity for teens to learn about entrepreneurship while putting their ideas into action. It focuses on unleashing creativity, encouraging a mindset of abundance and self-determination, and promoting purposeful entrepreneurial action.
The Diamond Challenge provides students from around the world the opportunity to pursue their passions through entrepreneurship. It is open to empowering the next generation to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world.
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Who May Eligible:
To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:
- All Diamond Challenge participants must presently attend high school, typically in 9-12 grade/form.
- Usually, high school students are between the ages of 14-18, however, some exceptions may apply.
How to Apply & Competitions Rules:
To apply, the applicants must need to do register through the given link:
- Each Diamond Challenge submission and presentation represents an original work that has been created by a team of 2-4 high school students.
- Team members have the authority to submit/present their original work by virtue of their ownership of the content (or the expressed permission of any non-participating content owners).
- Teams must be comprised of 2-4 high school students typically between 14-18 years of age at the time of the submission deadline and must be enrolled in an official high school/secondary education institution for the duration of the Diamond Challenge.
- Teams require one teacher or adult advisor (18 years of age or older) who is in a position to provide the opportunity to participate and broadly available to offer support to the team.
- Teams may have more than one advisor; however, only one may be included in your official team submission.
- Any given student may participate on just one team (and therefore submit just one concept) per competition cycle/year.
- Teams may be comprised of students from more than one school.
- Each team leader, team member and advisor email address submitted must be a different email address and must be a real email address.
- Required written concept papers are strictly limited to 5 pages, not including a cover page.
- All submission information must be submitted in English.
- If a submission exceeds this limit, only its first 5 pages will be evaluated.
- Submissions must maintain 1-inch (2.54 cm) margins and use 12-point font.
- All written innovations must be formatted as a CSV, doc, docx, or pdf file.
- Written concept: Student teams are required to submit no longer than a 5-page written concept.
- Pitch deck: Student teams are required to submit a pitch deck comprised of no more than 15 slides.
- Pitch: Virtual competitors will submit a recorded video pitch. Eligible and invited live competitors will present an in-person
- Pitch decks must be no more than 15 slides in length, with a recommendation of 10 slides.
- All pitch decks must be formatted as a ppt or pptx
- 1st Place: A prize package worth over $16,000, including the in-kind $5,000 semifinalist package
- 2nd Place: A prize package worth over $12,000, including the in-kind $5,000 semifinalist package
- 3rd Place: A prize package worth over $8,500, including the in-kind $5,000 semifinalist package
- Semifinalists receive an invitation to travel to the University of Delaware to compete in the semifinal round.
- Top prizes include additional funding that may be used to support the team’s idea or serve as a scholarship to attend any school in the world.
- Semifinalists are awarded an in-kind $5000 package that includes tickets to the Summit, hotel accommodations for up to three nights, meals during the conference, and access to speakers, mentors, and
Application deadline is April 11, 2021.
If you have any questions or comments about the Diamond Challenge competition process, contact via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (302) 831 4393.