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Our annual KeikiCo Contest is a business plan competition where students can showcase their best ideas to win $5,000 to $25,000 for their schools.
HOW IT WORKS
Open to the first 60 schools to submit their School Registration Form. Teams can be made of 2 to 5 students (teams of 5 are recommended to best evenly distribute the work).
Competing divisions from public, private and charter schools in Hawaii:
Elementary (Grade 3-5), Middle (Grade 6-8) and High School (Grade 9-12)
Cash Prizes for your school: $5,000, $15,000 or even $25,000. Prizes include:
First Place: $25,000 to the school of the winning team
Second Place: $15,000 to the school of the winning team
People's Choice: $5,000 to the entry with the highest votes (one per division)
Friday, Aug. 19: Final Registration Deadline to submit Participation Entry Form
Friday, Nov. 4 at 5:00 p.m. HST: Deadline for teams to submit Business Plans, Video Pitch link, and all completed waivers
Monday, Nov. 21 to Friday, Dec. 2: People’s Choice Voting – The top 5 Video Pitches per division posted on asbhawaii.com
Monday, Dec. 5: Notification to winning schools and announcement of People’s Choice winners
First 2 Weeks of December: Awards ceremonies at schools
Due to popular demand from participating schools, KeikiCo will now be held annually in the fall. Registration is open from August 1st to August 19th. The contest starts on August 22nd.
This is to ensure all the schools receive the same information at the same time. The KeikiCo Contest Committee will send periodic communication, announcements and weekly tips to team advisors/teachers throughout the contest period via email through email@example.com.
Yes. If you want other teachers or advisors handling a team to be included in the distribution, email the individual’s name, school and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no limit, but we recommend that teams be comprised of a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 5 participants to ensure collaboration and to spread the work.
Business Plans and accompanying Video Pitches are due on Friday, November 4th by 5:00 p.m. HST.
Plans and links to the video pitches should be emailed to: email@example.com. Please note that email attachments should not exceed 10mb in total. Feel free to send multiple emails so as not to exceed the limit.
Our team will acknowledge receipt of your plan, waivers and link. If you do not receive an email confirmation from us within 2 business days of submitting, it is possible that we did not receive your email. Please reach out if 2 business days have gone by and you have not received your confirmation email.
IMPORTANT: Please note that we no longer accept uploads of Video Pitches. Videos should be hosted on a site such as YouTube or Vimeo, and the link shared on the Business Plan cover sheet and via email.
If you choose to password-protect your video, please be sure to include the password on your Business Plan with the link.
All waivers must be submitted with the Business Plan and Video Pitch by Friday, November 4th at 5:00 p.m. HST. Plans, video links and waivers should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Attachments should not exceed 10MB.
Yes. If a team has recruited other students to be in photographs or on camera part of their Video Pitch (i.e. actors, extras, etc.), KeikiCo also requires those individuals to provide a completed Student Participation Waiver. All student members of a team must also submit completed Student Participation Waivers in order to have their Business Plan submission be considered complete.
All waivers are posted on this page.
It should be a maximum of 5 pages, single-sided, double spaced and font size 10. This excludes the cover page and waivers.
Sample business plans can be found on this page. We also have a "How To Video" that was made to serve as an example and can be viewed above. There is also a suggested Business Plan Outline in the contest packet.
The business plan consists of 70% of the total score. The breakdown is:
20% - Idea for product/service
10% - The Business (mission, vision, etc.)
10% - Marketing Plan
10% - Finance
10% - Innovation
10% - Market Research
It should be a maximum of 3 minutes. Most average 2-3 minutes.
Sample video pitches can be found on this page.
Please note that we are no longer asking for Video Pitches to be uploaded. Instead, they should be hosted on a separate site, such as YouTube or Vimeo and the link sent to us in your Business Plan. If you choose to password-protect the video, please provide that with your link.
No, not all members need to be seen in the video.
Yes, other classmates may appear in the video, provided that a signed Student Participation Waiver is submitted for each one. All waivers are posted on this page.
Yes, in addition to signed Student Participation Waivers for each student that appears in the video, the following clearances include, but are not limited to:
Releases from any person whose name, voice, likeness or persona is referenced, shown, or otherwise used in the submitted video
If any individuals depicted are under the age of majority, participants must obtain the signature of the individual’s parent or guardian
- Names, contact information, or other personally identifiable information should not be included in the video pitch (for example, on a “credit roll”)
Since we will be posting the Top Videos for the public to vote on, the videos cannot use any copyrighted materials, such as songs, lyrics, melodies, etc. All materials must be an original piece or a piece that you have obtained the rights to use. There are websites where you may download royalty free music or may pay a royalty to use stock music such as audioblocks.com, freestockmusic.com, stockmusic.com, audiojungle.net, or freeplaymusic.com.
The Video Pitch comprises 30% of the total score. We will be looking for clarity and completeness, as well as creativity and persuasiveness.
This award will be given to the team in each division that receives the highest number of public votes, but was not selected to receive First Prize or Second Prize.
Top schools will be notified through email or through their branch contact. We will also let you/your branch contact know when the video will be posted for public voting.
Starting in 2021, voting will take place on this page. The voting period typically begins at the end of November and closes at the beginning of December.
More information on voting will be sent to participating schools in November.
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