Bank for Education 2017 - KeikiCo Contest - Common Questions

KeikiCo Contest

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If I have any questions who should I contact?
You may email with any questions.        
Why do I need to provide an email address of a contact person?
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
Can there be more than one contact person for a school?
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
When are the business plan and video pitch due?
Both are due on November 3, 2017, by 5:00 p.m. HST.
How do we submit the business plan, video pitch and participation waivers?
All should be shared through Dropbox – see Sharing Instructions here.
How do I share the files through Dropbox?
When are the Student Participation Waiver and Teacher/Advisor Participation Waiver due?        
All waivers must be submitted with the business plan and video pitch on November 3, 2017, by 5:00 p.m. HST. All files should be shared through Dropbox – see Sharing Instructions here.
My team wants to use other classmates that are not involved in the KeikiCo Contest as extras in the video pitch. Are they also required to complete Student Participation Waivers?
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 us with 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.
Where can I get a soft copy of all the waivers?
All waivers are posted on the KeikiCo page of our website:



How long does the business plan need to be?
It should be a maximum of 5 pages, single-sided, double spaced and font size 10. This excludes the cover page and waivers.
Is there a sample business plan that can be shared?
Sample business plans can be found on the KeikiCo page of our website: We have a How To Video that was made to serve as an example and it can be viewed here. There is also a suggested Business Plan Outline in the contest packet.
What font type should be used?
The basic Arial, Calibri or Times New Roman is recommended.
How will the business plans be judged?
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


How long does the video need to be?
It should be a maximum of 2-3 minutes.
Is there a sample video pitch that can be shared?
Sample video pitches can be found on the KeikiCo page of our website:
In what format should the video be in?
The format should be playable in Windows. Recommended formats are MP4, WMV, AVI, MOV or MPEG.
Do all the members of the team have to be in the video?
No, not all members need to be seen in the video.
Can the team have other classmates participate 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 the KeikiCo page of our website:
What does it mean to use original music only?
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,,,, or
How will the videos be judged?
The video comprises 30% of the total score. We will be looking for clarity and completeness, as well as creativity and persuasiveness.
What is the People’s Choice Award?
This award will be given to the team in each division who received the highest number of public votes, but was not selected to receive First Prize or Second Prize money.
How do we find out if our school has one of the Top Videos and is vying for the People’s Choice Award?
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.
When will voting be open to the public?
The voting period begins on November 13, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. HST and ends on November 20, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. HST.
How do we cast our votes?
To participate in the voting go to –information will be posted in November 2017.