Welcome to Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition, where Colorado youth entrepreneurs ages 6-21 can apply for free to win up to $5000 and a business mentor! All applicants are invited to attend the Gala, where we find out who the winners of each age category are. We're so glad that you'll be taking part in this competition!
Each year we scour the state of Colorado for the best youth-owned businesses. These young entrepreneurs, ages 6 to 21, complete a competition application, and then our panel of judges selects a winner and two finalists for each age category. Winners receive a cash prize up to $5,000, and finalists receive up to $500. Winners are also paired with a leading business owner from the Colorado community.
Whether you're at the beginning stages of your business or a veteran, we strongly encourage you to apply. You will need to create a user name and password. Please pay attention to required fields. Also be prepared to download and upload forms.
The applications process is simple, and we’re available to help.
2021 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars Business Competition Qualifications
Applicants are individuals or teams who own and operate a business independently from a larger organization or government entity.
This competition is offered only to individuals who are legal residents of the 50 United States. The business must be owned and operated in Colorado. Applicants must be at least 6 years old and no older than 21 at the time the entry is submitted.
Submissions will be judged in one of three age categories: 6-11 years old, 12-15 years old, and 16-21 years old. The eldest owner of the business will decide the age category in which that business will compete.
To qualify for entry, the applicants should make the management decisions for their business.
In order for the business to receive award funds, the business and/or its primary owner must be able to provide a valid Tax Identification Number or Social Security Number.
The business must be in operation to be eligible for the competition. At least one sale of the product or service must have been made before submission.
For more information regarding Young Americans Center for Financial Education go to https://yacenter.org