Cherokee County Youth Entrepreneur Fair

2020-2021 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series

Columbus, KS

Business application deadline
February 18, 2021
Judge sign-up deadline
February 18, 2021
Entry Fee
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This competition is open to Cherokee County students in grades 9-12 with an existing business or business idea. This includes students from the Baxter Springs, Columbus, Galena, Riverton, & Southeast school districts as well as Cherokee County students who are homeschooled or attend a private school. Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four.

The competition will include the following three elements which will each be given equal weight by the judges. (Note: If we must go virtual with the event, we will eliminate the tabletop display and equal weight will be given to the remaining two elements.)

·  A Written Executive Summary 
·  A 4-Minute Presentation Followed by up to 4 Minutes of Q & A with the Judges. 
·  A Tabletop Display Showcasing the Business or Concept. 

Thanks to local sponsors we will be presenting more than $3,000 in cash prizes to our winners. 

Follow our Facebook page ( for event updates. And, contact Janet Miller at 620-762-0717 or with questions or for additional information.

Schedule and key dates

To compete, your executive summary must be uploaded by the end of day on February 18, 2021.

The schedule for the March 4, 2021 event will be provided soon.

Organized by

Janet Miller

Date and time

Address and location

Columbus Unified High School
124 S. High School Ave.
Columbus, KS 66725


Executive Summary

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Formal Presentation

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Tabletop Display

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