South Dakota Governor’s Giant Vision Student Business Awards Competition 2011


Applications/business plans due


Competition Organizer

South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development, South Dakota Enterprise Institute

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


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

The Giant Vision Awards Competition is open to all South Dakotan college, university, and technical school students. 

Important Dates

The application deadline for the Giant Vision Competition is March 4, 2011. Selected finalists will be announced on March 28, 2011. Finalists will present their business plans at the final competition on April 26, 2011, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Competition Prizes

The winner will be awarded $5,000. Second place award of $3,000, third place receiving $2,500, and fourth place receiving $2,000. The remaining four qualifiers will receive $500 each to help with the expense of participation.

Other Info

Those entering the Governor's Giant Vision Student Competition will submit a written business plan outlining the business idea, potential markets, production requirements and other standard items. Selection of winners will be based on a combination of the viability of the business proposal, including considerations of potential competition, likelihood of success, market size and profitability.