Competitions

AATCC 2021 Fashion Evolution Design Competition

This year’s theme celebrates AATCC’s 100th year anniversary. From the 1920s, when AATCC was founded, to the present day, choose a decade from the last 100 years and reinvent the fashions for the 2020 decade focusing on one or more of the following:

-Fit/sizing for various body types
-Sustainable fashion
-Personal protection
-New textile materials/technology

Competition Requirements
-Individual/Student Membership (required)
-Membership applications take up to one business day to process

Membership Deadline: 3/25/2021
Application Deadline: 4/1/2021 @ 11am EST

Baylor New Venture Competition 2021

The John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise will host the tenth annual Baylor New Venture Competition on March 25-27, 2021 at Baylor University’s Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. This business plan and elevator pitch competition showcases collegiate entrepreneurs from across the globe. The competition provides participants with personal and professional development through:

Industry-specific mentorship towards sustainable business plans
Exclusive access to accomplished experts and fellow innovators
A chance to compete for over $250,000 in cash prizes and vital resources

Applications Open: 9/1/2020

Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs

The annual Draper Competition is an opportunity for undergraduate women entrepreneurs to showcase their talents as thinkers, makers and founders. Through multiple rounds of competition – survey, executive summary and 90-second pitch video; track-specific Semi-Finalist presentations; and final investor pitches – undergraduate women demonstrate their understanding of a problem, why the problem requires a new venture to address it, and how their venture presents the best solution to the problem.

Grand Prize = $25,000 + Scholarship to Draper University
Total Cash Prize Pool = $100,000

Application Deadline: 2/26/2021

Rice Business Plan Competition

The Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup competition. It is hosted and organized by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, which is Rice University's internationally-recognized initiative devoted to the support of entrepreneurship, and the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. 2020 was the 20th year for the competition! In that time, it has grown from nine teams competing for $10,000 in prize money in 2001, to 42 teams from around the world competing for more than $1.5 million in cash and prizes. Even in the virtual environment, the competition provided an unparalleled experience for the participants by designing a diverse program over the course of three-days, with significant time designated for feedback and interaction with the judging panel.

Application Deadline: 1/17/2021

StudVent International Student Entrepreneurship Photography Contest

Student Ventures (“StudVent”) is seeking student photographers who wish to participate in an international photography contest. To enter the contest, the student photographer must be a currently registered student at an accredited college or university anywhere in the world where such a contest is legal. Undergraduate, postgraduate, Masters, Law, Medicine, MBA, MFA, and PhD students are all welcome to enter. Student photographers will submit photos in alignment with a main theme and a subtheme of their choice.
Some of the themes include “Student Entrepreneurs or Teams”, “Student Startup Dogs”, “Student Startup Places”, “Alumni-Student Entrepreneur Interaction”, “Student Social Enterprises” and others. Creativity is encouraged in capturing the spirit of student entrepreneurship at the higher education level. Participants are encouraged to stay safe, distant and wear masks with 2 meters of others in carrying out their work during the Covid-19 pandemic. The winner will receive at least a $500 prize which will be awarded to the photographer or artistic team directly or donated to a university or charity of choice. In addition, the winner will be recognized and interviewed for news articles and press releases.

Application Deadline: 2/1/2021