Youths can enter contest

Community Futures Sunrise is now accepting nominations for its 14th annual YouthBiz business competition, designed for Grade 6-12 students in the catchment area.

YouthBiz 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.

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To enter YouthBiz, students simply come up a 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 Nov. 19.

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,” said Verna O’Neill, general manager of CF Sunrise. “We’ve redesigned the entry requirements to focus on that.

“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.”

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