YEScarolina to host a virtual competition to select the 2020 Student Entrepreneurs of the Year due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. 


Thank you for your patience during this unusual time in education and our world.  Due to the nature of classroom and state competitions, we suspended our 2020 competition season.  However, we do want to still highlight the hard work our student entrepreneurs have put into their business plans and businesses.  Please see the information below in regards to how we will select the 2020 Student Entrepreneurs of the Year and Outstanding Student of the Year.

Teachers will select two students from each of their entrepreneurship classes to be considered for the 2020 Student Entrepreneurs of the Year.  If a classroom competition occurred in the 2019-2020 school year teachers must submit the 1st & 2nd place winners.

For consideration, selected students must submit the following forms to their teacher for upload. Teachers will upload documents once they have received all required information to the google drive folder 2020 Student Entrepreneur Competition.

·        Student information form

·        Media release

·        Photo of student for YEScarolina to use on our social media and website

·        YEScarolina State Business Plan PowerPoint

·        15-30 second video pitch

·        Judges Q&A

Please save in the folder using the following format schoolname_studentname_formname. For example jamesisland_johnsmith_studentinformationform

Please contact us at if you have a student who has technical issues preventing them from submitting a video pitch.

All submissions must be received by May 8, 2020, at 5 pm.  The 2020 Student Entrepreneurs of the Year and Paul Hulsey Outstanding Student Entrepreneur of the Year will be announced this summer.  This esteemed group of students will be invited to the 2020 annual gala slated for this fall to receive prizes and awards.  Students must attend to receive their winnings.  


State Winners
2019 Competition

1st Place

Tyra Jefferson/ Tyra's Big World of Flavor

2nd Place

Trey Evans/ E&B Custome Music Mouthpieces

3rd Place

Tayler McCray/ Tayler Made It


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