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Competitions and Awards

Competitions and awards are a great way to network, raise investment and promote your business venture idea.  In addition to our own competitions, we will signpost and support your applications to external competitions and awards that we feel you are well qualified to enter.

Hallam Enterprise Awards

Entering or being nominated for competitions and awards is a great way to network, raise investment and promote your business. We will support you with your applications and signpost you towards any competitions or awards we feel you are well qualified to enter.

Each autumn we host our annual Hallam Enterprise Award. This provides a selected number of our students and graduates to show case their businesses to invited leaders from the local Sheffield business community, fellow entrepreneurs and interested representatives from within the University. Finalists have the opportunity to pitch their businesses to a panel of judges and an audience.   

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Hallam Enterprise Award Prizes

Cash prizes are awarded to the winner and two runners up, courtesy of Santander Bank, based on the actual business idea and its long term viability.  

A further cash prize of £1000 is awarded by the Enterprise Team, based on the audience vote.


Interested in entering the Awards?

Get in touch with the Hallam Enterprise Team

The Big Ideas Competition

If you think you have a great and innovative business idea for a new social or commercial venture, then why not enter our Big Ideas Competition and win £200!

The competition is run in March each year over a two week period.

 All you have to do to enter is to post your idea into one of our Big Ideas Competition boxes which you will find at locations around the University.

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