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Judging Process & Prizes


The online entries will be scored by an independent panel of judges made up of Big Ideas Wales Role Models and other key individuals from the business world in Wales.  The judges’ scores will determine the shortlisted finalists to be invited to take part in the Showcase event which will be held on 22 March 2018 in Bangor University.

Make sure you know what the judges are looking for – take a look at the scoring matrix and the categories

On the day of the Showcase event each finalist will have a 5 minute interview with 5 individual judges at their display stand.

In addition each of the 40 finalists will deliver a 2 minute pitch to a panel of 3 different judges.



Prizes will be announced prior to the event and will be detailed on our website.  These will range from experiential activities and shadowing of real business entrepreneurs as well as gift vouchers and business related materials and equipment. Here are some of the prizes so far:

The winner of each category will receive £500 to invest in their idea or business enterprise.

Start-up kit worth £750 from Welsh ICE

£100 Amazon Voucher and idea hack with the Simply Do Ideas

A day with Mechanical Services Management for the Environmental Impact Award Winner

A day with North Wales Dragons Ltd for the Social Impact Award winner

£200 Amazon Voucher from Hello Starling

£100 Amazon Voucher, USB sticks and pens from BCC IT Ltd

£50 iTunes voucher and Mentoring Sessions with Lorraine Allman, Founder and CEO of Enterprising Child.

£100 Amazon Voucher - Blackler Wealth Management

Handmade silver and wool Wyn Jewellery Necklace worth £60

A week’s work experience and business mentoring sessions – Antur Waunfawr

Voucher for a half day course at the potter's wheel at a date in 2018 for student and teacher at Siramik Studio, Lanclynadda, Alltwalis, Carmarthen.

Two sets of 500 premium business cards (worth £49+VAT) – The Media Group

5 hrs of business mentoring by Skype – 1st Manager - 1st Life Management Group

1-2 hour photoshoot session for product /website photography - Ffotograffiaeth Kristina Banholzer Photography

Premium, retail quality umbrellas - Pagepromo

Business Start-up Pack consisting of:
12 Months GSuite access
100 Business Cards.



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