Blue Sky Competition

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The Blue Sky Competition is an annual event inspiring student teams to reach for the sky and present an inspiring solution or business idea.

We invite campus clubs to participate and present their idea (products, services, or solutions)

relating to post-pandemic life for a chance to win cash prizes to fund their clubs! Participating teams should consist of 2-4 students.

The competition will take place on Thursday, January 26th & Friday, January 27th.

To sign up, please fill out this registration form:

The deadline to register is Tuesday, January 24th, 2023.

This event is proud to be a part of the University of Windsor’s Lancer Care week focusing on mental health awareness and support. (In collaboration with the office of Student Health, Counselling and Wellness Services)

Cash prizes for finalists are sponsored by the University of Windsor Alumni Association and include:

  • First prize: $1000
  • Second prize: $500
  • Third prize: $500

The SKY is the limit, it is bright and blue, ideas are inspiring, and SO ARE YOU!


  • Exchange ideas and solutions to help unify us all in a mental health capacity now that we are in the recovery stages of post-pandemic life
  • Clubs have the opportunity to win funding for their events and outreach activities now restrictions have eased for Fall/Winter 2022-2023
  • To address mental health issues using an open and solution-based forum
  • To foster entrepreneurial and innovative thinking
  • Networking with other campus clubs and find ways to collaborate
  • Students can make new connections on an individual level with other participants
  • A chance to network with our panel of judges
  • Could be the beginning of a start-up idea or business!

This is a team competition whereby:

  • Each team must consist of 2-4 students
  • Participants must be enrolled in a student club at the University of Windsor (We will only be accepting one student team per club)
  • Can be in any discipline of study

**We have limited spaces available, so please register early!**

All in-person at the EPICentre office – Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre – 2nd floor- 2455 Wyandotte St W, Windsor, ON, N9B 0C1


  • Thursday, January 26th from 3 pm-6 pm: We will go over the assignment, judging criteria, and fundamentals of preparing a pitch presentation. Students will be able to work on their idea and seek guidance from EPICentre’s staff.
  • Friday, January 27th from 5 pm-7 pm: Teams will present their idea to a panel of judges, winners will be selected! We will have a reception afterward where any campus club is invited to attend and network.

To sign up for the competition, please fill out this form:



Q: Can the idea be based on an existing product/service that is already in the market?

A: Yes, it can be. Your team must however prove how your idea solves the problem and is different from what is currently available.

Q: Does it have to be a business idea?

A: It does not have to be a business idea; it can also be an idea in the form of a solution to a problem or service.

Q: What other benefits besides prize money are available by participating in this competition?


  • A chance to meet new connections within your own teams, the EPICentre team, judges, and other contestants
  • Add experience to your resume or as an example of on-campus involvement during a job interview
  • Could be the beginning of a journey as an entrepreneur or developing an entrepreneurial mindset.

Q: Do I really have to create or prototype something to submit?

A: No, the competition is only conceptual and does not require creating the product, service, or solution.

Q: Who can I contact from the EPICentre team if I have questions?

A: Please connect with Lauryn Bodde, [email protected]

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Contact [email protected] with any questions.