About the Competition
In 2018-2019, we saw:
90+ High Schools
26 US States
4 Individual Competition Winners and 5 School Winners
see the News Tab for this year’s winners
Who Are We?
The Blue Ocean Entrepreneurship Competition is the largest entrepreneurship competition in the United States founded by and supported by high school students. Every year, individuals and/or teams pitch their innovative business concepts to experienced entrepreneurs and businesspeople, receive feedback on their ideas, join a community of like-minded students, and compete for thousands in cash prizes!
First Prize $1,000
Second Prize $750
Third Prize $500
People's Choice Award $750
$1,000 Prize to the top 5 schools who bring in the most submissions
Plus, this year we will award a $1,000 prize to the school that has the most students or teams that make the Top 25 pitches
Pitches should be 3 to 5 minutes in length. If you are unsure about how to pitch or what to pitch, see the Content page on this site on how to do a pitch and also how the scoring will be done. All pitches should be submitted by January 17, 2020. Judges will begin evaluating pitches in January. We will pick the top 50 submissions by late February 3, the top 25 by February 17 the top 10 submissions by March 2 and announce the winners on March 16. We will notify all entrants on the status of their pitches as judging is completed.
Video submission for this contest will be accepted beginning on Monday October 14, 2019. There is a submissions tab at the top of this website at that time.
We will also announce a People’s Choice Award ($750) winner on March 16 2020. All pitches submitted will be uploaded to our youtube channel "Blue Ocean Competition". To win, simply receive the most “likes” on that channel. Direct your friends and relatives to this page once submitted.
To learn how the scoring will be done by the competition judges, please visit the Content Page of this website and see the "Rubric" section.
Last year, we our competition featured individuals and teams from 26 states, 8 countries and more than 90 high schools! This year, we are taking competition to the next level by strengthening our presence in high schools and better engaging teachers to both promote the competition and, where possible, use he competition in their classrooms..