The Be Big Contest

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Bring YOUR BIG Idea To Life! If you have a BIG Idea that demonstrates Clifford's BIG Ideas, let us know! The BE BIG Fund can help bring YOUR winning idea to life with the help of Scholastic, HandsOn Network and, of course, Clifford! Need inspiration? Go to our website and check out past contest winning ideas - they include several environmental projects!

Entries may be submitted by individuals or by team leaders. A "team" is any two or more people who consider themselves a team. Key elements in defining a team could include, but not be limited to: clubs, organizations, institutions, classrooms.

Selection of the Winners:
Sponsors will select one (1) grand prize winner and five (5) first place winners from among the eligible entries received. The submissions will be evaluated by a panel of representatives of the Sponsor and Administrator based on the following criteria:

  • Feasibility (30 percent): Can the proposed Big Idea realistically be accomplished with available resources?
  • Creativity (30 percent): Does it demonstrate a creative approach to problem-solving?
  • Sustainability (20 percent): Does this Big Idea have the potential to be an ongoing project?
  • Impact (20 percent): Will it have a meaningful impact on the relevant community or issue identified by the entrant?
  • The six (6) winners selected will be notified by telephone and/or mail on or around August 17th.

    The grand prize winner will have the chance to bring their BIG Idea to life with a $5,000 community grant. Other finalists (5) will receive a $1,000 prize grant.

    Deadline: June 23

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