Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge 2012


Entry deadline


Competition Organizer

The Miami Herald

Local US Event
Miami, FL
Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • High School - Local U.S.
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible

Entrants must be a resident of South Florida (Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe, or Palm Beach County). This year's competition offers three tracks: A community track open to anyone in South Florida, an FIU track open to students and alumni of the university, and a high school track for grades 9 - 12. 

Important Dates

Entries are due on March 24, 2012. Winners of the business plan competition will be featured in a Business Monday cover story in the Miami Herald on May 7, 2012.

Competition Prizes

Judges will select the top three winners in each track, and the overall top-rated plan will be declared Challenge Champion. These winners as well as the People's Pick winners will be the subjects of a Business Monday cover story in the Miami Herald. 

Other Info

Panels of judges will select the 3 best business plans in each track based on both the quality of the idea and the submitted plan. The online community will select a “People’s Pick” winner in both the community and FIU tracks.