The following special awards are given at each competition:

Best Viable Business Idea.  This is a business idea that is practical, a low startup cost and ready to go.

Most Daring Dream.  This is the best “big idea.”

Best Social impact idea.  The idea is to help people, the focus is not on making money, but it must be self-supporting.

Also, the William Beale Award, in the amount of $1,000, is either given to one team or divided among more than one team.

A William Beale representative among the judges will determine the amount to be given based on the best idea to reduce the carbon footprint.   A carbon footprint is historically defined as “the total set of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an individual, event, organization or product.”

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