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4-H Bright Ideas

The 4-H Bright Ideas contest is a platform for youth in grades 6 - 12 to learn about pitching their business ideas to future investors. According to the Journal of Youth Development, “When young people experience environments that nurture their needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness, their resilience, concentration, and ability to connect with others grow.” Youth need opportunities to internalize motivation from incentivizing environments. Additionally, Utah parents have acknowledged a need for youth to gain work experience and talent development by identifying those skills as a top 10 career readiness need for their children. The 4-H Bright Ideas contest is designed to teach young people the skills they need to take control of their futures.


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Calendar of Events:

4-H Bright Ideas Q&A on Zoom
November 15
th, 2021
6:00 – 7:00 PM

4-H Bright Ideas Pitch Practice and Q&A on Zoom
January 12, 2022
7:00 – 8:00 PM

4-H Bright Ideas Contest
February 26, 2022
1:00 – 3:00 PM

  •   In-person attendees: Utah State University, Logan, Utah 
  •   Virtual Attendees: Zoom 

Business pitches will be held virtually or in person at Utah State University on February 26th, 2022. Based on the number of entries, there may be a preliminary round held virtually prior to the final contest on February 26th. Contestants will be notified by January 5, 2022 about any preliminary rounds. All contests and preliminary rounds will be scored using the 4-H Bright Ideas contest rubric.

There is no cost to enter this contest. If you choose to pitch your idea in person at Utah State University, you will be responsible for your traveling expenses.

You may partner with your peers to pitch your business. Both parties must be registered 4-H members and must register for the 4-H Bright Ideas Contest.




The 4-H Entrepreneur Workbook is a resource for the 4-H Entrepreneur program, and includes some great information about how to create your own business. For the 4-H Bright Ideas Contest, please refer to Lesson 2: Creating a Business Plan and Budget | Finding an Investor. 


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