Growing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs
The Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Arlington ISD and is proud to offer the “What’s Your Big Idea?” Entrepreneurship Contest. The “What’s Your Big Idea?” Entrepreneurship Contest (WYBIEC) is a curriculum-based contest created by kids for kids. Sixteen years later, the WYBIEC is still fostering the entrepreneurial spirit in 3rd-12th graders.
This contest has and continues to challenge and empower tens of thousands of students to think big and dream even bigger by thinking critically to produce creative solutions to everyday challenges and problems. These skills are vital to our workforce and the future success of our community. Not only does this contest provide real-life skills, but it's FUN too.
2023-2024 CONTEST IS LIVE!!
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October 2023: Contests Announced
Friday, January 12: 3rd-8th Grade Contest Deadline
Sunday, March 10: High School Contest Deadline
Wednesday, April 17: High School Recognition & Networking Event
Saturday, May 4: 3rd-8th Grade Awards Ceremony at the University of Texas at Arlington's College Park Center
Submitting a 3rd-8th Entry? Here is What You Need to Know!
Step 1: Ensure all entries have the required ENTRY FORM stapled as page one with parent/guardian signature. If your student(s) is entering in both categories, each entry must have its own entry form attached with the appropriate category selected. (Verbal consent given to a teacher is not a valid release. This is to ensure proper release of student information)
Step 2: Organize your student entries by GRADE, CATEGORY & LANGUAGE. (ex: 3rd grade, Art, English).
Step 3: Deliver entries to the Greater Arlington Chamber at 505 E. Border Street Arlington, TX 76010 beginning Wednesday, January 10 but no later than 5:00pm on Friday, January 12, 2024.
Step 1: Student & Parent/Guardian must complete the electronic ENTRY FORM. If your student(s) is entering in both categories, they must submit a separate entry. Verbal consent given to a teacher is not a valid release. (Verbal consent given to a teacher is not a valid release. This is to ensure proper release of student information)
Step 2: Label the file attachment with the STUDENT LAST NAME, FIRST NAME-GRADE-CATEGORY (ex: Smith,John-3rdGrade-Art).
Step 3: Click Submit
**Electronic entries are not required at the 3rd-8th grade contest level. Electronic entries are designed for students participating on their own (not part of a class) or participating through a technology/computer class. If you are a teacher, please DO NOT enter your entire class's physical entries, just deliver them to the Chamber address provided!