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Youth Entrepreneurs Competition (YEC) 2016

As the submission deadline is now over, the registration for YEC 2016 is closed. Develop your entrepreneurial spirit, creativity and teamwork skills as you compete to be the Champion Youth Entrepreneur for 2016!

Download the appropriate Starters’ Kit, fill up the Business Concept Paper and submit it to jaycelyn_choo@sdc.com.sg by the submission deadline.

Starters’ Kit (Cat A)

Starters’ Kit (Cat B)




Youth Entrepreneurs Competition (YEC) 2015

The annual Youth Entrepreneurship Competition (YEC) organized by SDC provides more than just a platform for students to have fun doing their own business, but also encourages the students to get their creative juices flowing, expose students to social entrepreneurship and leadership skills, as they take charge of developing their business ideas and concepts and then set up their proposed businesses.



Why take part?

Put your business ideas into practice and turn challenges into opportunities! This competition is not just about creating a new product or service, it allows you to contribute to society; your team’s sales proceeds will be donated to a charity of your choice. Through YEC, you will be able to contribute to society through Values in Action (VIA) programme and social responsibility as they develop their entrepreneurial skills.


Cash prizes of up to $1500 worth more and other attractive products await the Main Awards and Subsidiary Award winners! All finalists will receive a Certificate of Achievement and a pair of YOUTHphoria 2015 and iWERKS tickets. Participants will also stand to win three years membership worth $800 for their schools!

What will be provided?

Each team will be given seed funding of up to $750 (comprising $150 cash and $600 worth of YOUTHPhoria admission tickets) and a platform to showcase your products and services during YOUTHPhoria 2015.

Timeline of competition

(please see references below for some ideas on a graphical version of a timeline)


24 Apr 2015: Deadline for Submission of Business Concept Paper

28 Apr 2015: Announcement of Semi-Finalists


2 May 2015: Workshop for Semi-Finalists (Category A)

9 May 2015: Workshop for Semi Finalists (Category B)

15 May 2015: Announcement of Finalists

18 May 2015: Issuing of Seed Fund for Category B teams to start work

22 May 2015: Issuing of Seed Fund for Category A teams to start work

25 May 2015: Commencement of Facebook voting and online marketing campaign


Team Progress Updates

Set-up of booths

27 Jun 2015: YEC 2015 Finals at YOUTHphoria


Who can enter?

YEC is open to students in Secondary Schools (Category A) and Post-Secondary Institutions (Category B)*. If you meet that criteria and have a great business idea, we invite you to share it with us!

*Includes ITEs & Polytechnics

How to apply?

Form a team with 4 to 5 other budding entrepreneurs, fill up the Registration Form and send it to amelia_ong@sdc.com.sg and iona_shi@sdc.com.sg.

Teams will be required to do up a business concept paper briefly introducing your business plan and choice of charity.

The deadline for the submission of the business concept papers is on 4 Apr 2015.


Final Results of Youth Entrepreneurs Competition 2014


Category A – Secondary Schools

Entrepreneurs Competition School Team
Champion Gan Eng Seng School GESS E-Club
1st Runner-up Raffles Girls’ Secondary School Team Heartfelt
2nd Runner-up Global Indian International School Me.Me
Subsidiary Awards School Team
Best in Retail Identity Nanyang Girls’ High School SEASON
Best in Business Plan Gan Eng Seng School GESS E-Club
Best in Digital Marketing & Social Media Gan Eng Seng School GESS E-Club
Most Supportive School Award Global Indian International School Me.Me


Category B – Tertiary Institutions

Entrepreneurs Competition School Team
Champion ITE College Central TrailbLASER
1st Runner-up Temasek Polytechnic Heroina
2nd Runner-up ITE College Central #Trendspired
Subsidiary Awards School Team
Best in Retail Identity ITE College West Square ‘R’ Us
Best in Business Plan MDIS Happy Doctors
Best in Digital Marketing & Social Media ITE College Central TrailbLASER
Most Supportive School Award ITE College Central TrailbLASER

Youth Entrepreneurs Competition 2014

Event date: 24 March to 28 June 2014

Youth Entrepreneurs Competition (YEC) returns for its third year! Aimed at encouraging creativity and inspiring our youth to turn challenges into opportunities, they will also be able to do their part for the community! Teams of four to five students from various educational institutions will compete in the Finals during YOUTHphoria, an annual mega carnival organised by S’pore Discovery Centre on Saturday, 28 June 2014.

Teams will develop and execute their business ideas, equipped with an opportunity to learn and experience authentic learning from industry players, develop diverse skill set, and learn the different aspects of business management, get exposure to social entrepreneurship and ‘Values in Action’ opportunities.

Finalists will be provided with $750 worth of seed fund (comprising of $150 cash and $600 worth of YOUTHphoria admission tickets), as well as a platform to showcase their products and services. Proceeds raised from YEC will be donated to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and a charity of the students’ choice. In 2013, YEC raised more than $14,000. Schools are also encouraged to bring their adopted charity to enjoy a day of fun and also to watch Hollywood blockbuster movies such as ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ and ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’.

Shortlisted Semi – Finalists will get a valuable opportunity to attend an information-sharing session by renowned local entrepreneurs! Cash prizes of up to $1500 and other attractive prizes are up for grabs! All Finalists will also receive a pair of YOUTHphoria and iWERKS Blockbuster Movie Tickets and a Certificate of Achievement.


YEC 2014

NDP 2014: Junior Red Lion Contest –

Deadline for contest submission: 10 April to 24 May 2014

To celebrate our nation’s 49th birthday, NDP EXCO 2014, S’pore Discovery Centre (SDC) and the Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) Branch of the Ministry of Education are inviting students to participate in an exciting contest named ‘NDP 2014 Junior Red Lion Contest’. The contest aims to feature stories of the contributions of our pioneer generation as well as the hopes and aspirations of our younger generation in this year’s NDP celebrations. Comprising two categories, the contest is open to all Primary 4 and 5 students in Singapore.


YEC 2014


Folktales, Fables & Fantastic Futures –

Stories we Share
Exhibition date: 1 April to 30 June 2014
Programme: 1 April to 31 May 2014

Discover how important values and aspects of culture are communicated through the fantastic world of stories and performance art. Explore the similarities amongst different countries as we share many basic values. Also, discover how Singapore’s diplomatic efforts through Cultural Diplomacy improve our friendships with the rest of the world. Our Embassy Showcase at the lobby, also provides an exclusive insight to specific countries, the stories they share and the importance of good relations.


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