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2020 YouthBiz Contest is Open for Registrations

  • September 9, 2020
  • Written by Sunrise Admin

YouthBiz celebrates its 14th year in southeast Saskatchewan!  

YouthBiz is a business competition designed for grade six to twelve students in the Community Futures (CF) Sunrise regional area.  The contest promotes entrepreneurship, encouraging young people to explore the world of small business.  Since it was started by CF Sunrise in 2007, approximately 2,600 students from southeast Saskatchewan have competed for more than $26,000 in prize money!

To enter YouthBiz, students simply come up a fantastic business idea, write about it and create an audio commercial for their business.  Then they are asked to submit their entry to CF Sunrise on or before the contest deadline of November 19, 2020. 

This year, the YouthBiz contest will be pivoting - organizers hope that focusing on the creative side of business will be engaging for the students, and easy to implement in the classroom. “We know that school looks a little different for everyone this year, so YouthBiz has changed too. This year our hope is that students really showcase their creativity and imagination in their entries to the 2020 YouthBiz contest.  We’ve redesigned the entry requirements to focus on that,” comments Verna O’Neill, General Manager of CF Sunrise.

“Last year, approximately 210 students in southeast Saskatchewan participated in YouthBiz.  The students learn a lot from exploring the world of small business.  We hope many get involved this year again!” comments O’Neill.

For more information, visit the YouthBiz website, or download the 2020 YouthBiz Commercial Contest Guide