Important Dates

Registration is open from December 1, 2023 to January 30th, 2024. You may submit your video and register for the competition at any time up to the closing date of January 30th at midnight (central time). Don’t procrastinate and wait until the last minute. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity.

Judges will score each video in February and winners will be announced via email on February 28th. Each entrant will also receive written feedback and scores from their judge(s).


- Entrants are limited to students currently in Boss Club classes at participating schools. Others may participate in your video as actors, supporters, customers providing short testimonials, etc.

- Video submission can be up to 3 minutes long. Videos longer than 3 minutes will not be accepted.

- Only one entry per participant will be allowed.

- Submit your own content (only put content in your video that you have the rights to use).

- Videos must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo (they can be public or unlisted) and shared via a link on our registration form. See “How to Register” below for more details.

- Videos will be scored according to our “Judging Criteria” (see below).

Judging & Judging Criteria

Judges will score each video 1-10 in each of the below criteria (see “Judging Criteria”). The score for each criteria is then multiplied by how much that criteria is worth to the overall score. The score from each criteria is totaled to create the final score for each participant.

For example, receiving an “8” in the “Differentiation” category that is worth 15% of your overall score would be worth 1.2 points (8 times 15%) towards your aggregate score. The highest any video can score is a total of 10 points.

The top three highest cumulative scores in each age category will be declared the winners.

Judging Criteria:

Business and Product/Service Description: (Worth 15% of Total Score): How well was the business explained? Was the product or service clearly defined?

Differentiation (Worth 15% of Total Score): What makes the product or service different/better and why would the customer want to buy from this business? How compelling was this difference?

Call to action (Worth 10% of Total Score): Was there a clear call-to-action defined and a way for someone to buy from their business outlined in the video? How memorable and effective was the call-to-action?  

Goals, Aspirations, and Impact (Worth 15% of Total Score): Did the entrepreneur effectively describe what they wanted to get out of their business and what goals they had moving forward?  Did the entrepreneur provide some way their business is having an impact other than just making sales? (Saving for the future, giving back to the community in a relevant way, etc.)

Confidence / Delivery (Worth 15% of Total Score): Was the entrepreneur speaking with confidence and clarity?  Did the entrepreneur convey enthusiasm about their product or service?

Creativity / Entertainment (Worth 20% of Total Score): Did the pitch hold your attention? Was it memorable?  Was the video creative? 

Audio and Video Quality (Worth 10% of Total Score): Could we see and hear the entrepreneur and anyone else involved in the video well? 

Awards & Prizes

Awards and prizes will be given out to the top three entrants with the highest cumulative judging score.  

We are excited to be offering over $1000 in total cash prizes:

First place - $500
Second place - $300
Third Place- $200

To Register, Please Fill Out the Form Below

Registration for the Fall 2023 Boss Club Pitch Competition is now open and closes at midnight (central time) on January 30, 2024.