May 28, 2021

BEES Competition

  • BEES Competition
  • Remote (Worldwide)
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Description

Our mission: Educate students on Business, Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability to help create solutions for modern problems.

Why do we do what we do? As students who felt helpless when trying to find opportunities to explore our interests engagingly, we founded the project to solve that problem. The Business, Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability areas are of extreme importance to the issues the world faces today, so by making the younger generation better understand them and their relation to the problems, we can encourage them to find ways to solve them.

Who is it for? Anyone in high school or a gap year before official enrollment in college.

Why should you compete? To explore your interests, learn about the BEES areas in an engaging way, improve your resumé, and earn prizes (you can earn up to $200 USD)!

How does it work? The BEES Competition is a problem-solving team competition and is divided into two phases: qualifiers and finals. For the qualifiers, the students will have one month to write and send a report on how they aim to solve one of the four problems we propose. The top-scoring reports of each theme will become the finalists, who will have to prepare a presentation about a solution (they can develop on the one they created in the qualifiers or start a new one) to a broader issue related to the first four problems from before, and present it to a panel of notable judges. The competition will last approximately three months: one month for the making of the report, another for the correction, and the last for the preparation of and presentation of the finalists.

Is it in teams? Students must compete in groups of 3 to 5 people, but it is possible to register alone or in pairs, as we will pair participants with insufficient teammates so that they can have complete teams and compete.

Is the competition free? No. For each team member, a $4 (four dollars) fee must be paid. Consequently, teams of three have to pay $12 (twelve dollars), teams of four have to pay $16 (sixteen dollars), and teams of five have to pay $20 (twenty dollars). But, if you feel you're unable to pay the fee, we'll offer a limited number of fee waivers that you can apply for.

Why can’t it be free? We have the fee to ensure that specialized professionals evaluate the competition materials, has good and valuable prizes, and the best infrastructure for the participants.

When will it take place? It will happen in the second semester of 2021. Pre-Registrations will start in May, official registrations will open in July, the qualifiers will begin in August, and the finals will happen by November.

How can I prepare? Keep up with what we post on our social media, pre-register to receive emails with important information, and look out for announcements regarding webinars and special events! Additionally, we encourage students to try to deepen their knowledge on the BEES areas by taking online courses, seeing videos, learning about ESG and the UN’s SDGs, and looking for books, movies, or podcasts on the subjects (on our stories we weekly recommend materials).

For more information, check out our website or email us!

https://beescompetition.wixsite.com/website

https://www.instagram.com/beescompetition/

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Application Deadline

Pre-registration deadline: late June

Age Range

Anyone from grade 9th to 12th (plus gap year takers who haven't enrolled in college)

Participation Cost

For each team member, a $4 (four dollars) fee must be paid. Consequently, teams of three have to pay $12 (twelve dollars), teams of four have to pay $16 (sixteen dollars), and teams of five have to pay $20 (twenty dollars). But, if you feel you're unable to pay the fee, we'll offer a limited number of fee waivers that you can apply for.

Minimum Technical Skill Needed

Anyone can participate!

Time Commitment

4 to 6 weekly hours, for one to two months. 

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