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Ellis County 2020-2021 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series Competition

Tradeshow Rubric


Please keep in mind that these are high school students, not adults. Please provide criticism that is gentle and constructive rather than harsh and discouraging.

Students participating in the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Series rely on you as part of the learning process.

We recommend that each judge ask the student(s) at least one question. This will help the student get as much as they can out of this learning experience.


Choose a score, from 1 (worst) to 5 (best), for each of the following.

Business Overview: What is it, who occupies key roles (management /operations), what is your experience, what legal structure will you use, etc.
Business Description: What product or service will you provide, where will your business exist, when will it happen, what funds will you need, etc.
Marketing: Market research done to identify target market, plan to reach market, potential growth, competition, promotion/advertising, pricing strategy, etc.
Presentation: Poise, confidence, comprehension, quality and relevance of slides, ability to answer judge questions, proper attire, captures attention, within time limits, etc.
Booth Display: Creative, neat, easy to understand, relates to the business, engages judges, etc.
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