Compete for cash prizes and earn credibility by winning the prestigious Teen CEO award from one of the top high school business competitions in the state. Connect with business leaders who are passionate about helping students fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams. This year the competition will take place at the Lake Washington School District Resource Center.

How To Enter.

If you have not applied before, please fill out this application and either email it to rsmith@lwsd.org or mail it to the Lake Washington School District Resource Center.

Applications are accepted until 11:59 P.M. PST on January 6th, 2016. No late entrants will be accepted.

If you have problems with the application, please contact Rita Smith at rsmith@lwsd.org.

When creating your Teen CEO entry, please refer to the Teen CEO Contestant Rubric to ensure the highest possible score.

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To be eligible to participate in Teen CEO, each student must be enrolled at a high school in the Lake Washington School District and own their own business. Businesses that are co-owned by parents and/or other adults do not qualify.

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Judging and Prizes.

Cash prizes will be awarded based on the judging criteria with amounts and number of prizes determined by the quality of the plans and presentations. Judges have final determination of the number and size of awards.

Factors reviewers will be considering include:

1. Professionally written application
2. Visual presentation
3. Oral presentation
4. Description of business and/or product
5. Market opportunity
6. Marketing and promotional plan
7. Financial overview
8. Use of honorarium