DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
NORTH DURHAM: The search is on for the next great young entrepreneur in North Durham as part of an exciting new contest.
The Brock Youth Centre (BYC) is hosting a Business Ideas Competition, where youth from the surrounding area will be offered an opportunity to share their creative business ideas for a chance to win $1,250, with a total of $4,000 in total cash and prizes available to be won.
Young people from North Durham are invited to make their pitch, and submit their applications and submission ideas by Friday, Feb. 20, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org for entry forms.
“This great initiative not only promotes collaboration and creativity in young adults, but also gives them a sense of confidence,” said a press release from the BYC.
The semi-finals of the competition will take place over three days early next month as part of after school sessions at the Library in North Durham’s three high schools. The semi-finals kick off at Port Perry H.S. on Tuesday, March 3, continuing at Uxbridge S.S on Wednesday, March 4, before wrapping up at Brock H.S., on Thursday, March 5.
The grand prize winner will be revealed at the Finals, which are scheduled for 7 p.m., on Thursday, April 9 at Brock H.S. in Cannington.
The BYC’s young entrepreneur contest is sponsored by the Brock Youth Centre, the Province of Ontario, South Lakes CFDC and BOOST.
For more information about the competition and for application details, please e-mail email@example.com.
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