Faculty of Business and LawFaculty of Business and Law

Year 11 Business Plan Challenge

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
YEAR 11 BUSINESS PLAN
CHALLENGE 2018

The Newcastle Business School is once again offering Year 11 students the opportunity to participate in The Newcastle Business School's "Year 11 Business Plan Challenge" .

Students are invited to create a new or existing product or service, develop a business plan and submit an entry to win. Organise a team of up to four or enter individually.

PRIZES

Winner

$2000 cash for the winning individual or team
$500 cash for the school

Scholarship

In addition to cash prizes for winning students and their school, the Newcastle Business School is offering a $2000 scholarship to the winning student (or each student in the winning team). This scholarship is only available if the student successfully applies and is accepted into to a Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship or Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree at the University of Newcastle.

Runners up (3 Finalists)

$1,000 cash for each individual or team
$500 cash for each school

All students

Every Participant goes into the draw to win 1 of 2 iPad minis.

BENEFITS

Recognition for participation

Students receive a certificate recognising their participation that can be presented at school assembly and incorporated into their resumes. Our winning schools often enjoy recognition in the media as local papers are keen to support your achievements.

Great overview of business

The various elements addressed in any business plan align very closely with the curriculum and many schools use the
Business Plan Challenge as a class assignment.

TO ENTER

Entries can be made by individuals or teams of up to four students. Students need to select a new or existing product/service and develop a business plan to deliver the product or service to the market in an innovative way. We are also asking students to consider ethical and/or sustainability issues in their plan. Students are to submit their entries by mail to the University of Newcastle and should be postmarked no later than Monday, 27 August 2018.
The business plan format is flexible, however a comprehensive template is available at
www.business.gov.au

REGISTRATION FORM & IPAD MINI COMPETITION ENTRY

Submissions due 27 August 2018

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT

Catherine Seamer
Newcastle Business School
University of Newcastle
T 02 4348 4070
E nbs.enquiries@newcastle.edu.au
www.newcastle.edu.au/businessplanchallenge