EPIC Blue Sky Competition

EPIC Blue Sky Competition

A student competition aimed at fostering entrepreneurial thinking in academics
**2019 competition is closed. Check back in 2020**

What is it?

  • A 2-minute video competition, showcasing an idea (product or service) to solve ANY problem


  • UWindsor students or St. Clair College students
  • Teams must consist of at least 2 different disciplines
  • Teams of 2-4 students

What do I submit?

  • YouTube link to a maximum 2-minute video
  • E-mail your YouTube link, along with your names, e-mails and disciplines to Sydney.Thompson@uwindsor.ca
  • Title your e-mail “Blue Sky Entry”

Deadline for Submission 

  • Friday, March 22nd, 2019 11:59 PM

Application Submission 

  • Applications submission is open on Wednesday, February 28th

I want to participate but I don’t have a team

  • E-mail Sydney.Thompson@uwindsor.ca with your discipline and a 1-2 sentence description of general topics you are interested in. Title your e-mail “Blue Sky Participant”
  • We will match up single participants and contact all potential team members individually to confirm interest. Once interest from all parties is confirmed, we will introduce team members and you can begin your submission preparation.

Prizes: The Sushil Jain UWin Triple I Awards

  • 1st Place: $1,000, an additional $500 if you are interested in pursuing your idea beyond the competition
  • 2nd Place: $750
  • 3rd Place: $500

Video Judging

  • Judging will take place during our Final Showcase on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at EPICentre. All participants, friends, family, etc. are welcome to attend to watch the submissions and enjoy complimentary refreshments.
  • Videos will be judged by local entrepreneurs and UWindsor Alumni

 Judging Criteria

Please address the following criteria in your video: Problem (5)
  • What is the problem? Who does it concern?
Solution (15)
  • What is your solution?
  • What research have you done? (Who are your competitors, etc…)
  • Do you have a mock-up of your solution?
  • Is your solution creative?
Market Research (10)
  • Will people use your product or service?
  • Are there stats to support your research? *need help with Market Research? Get some tips here.*
Team Members (5)
  • Who are your team members?
  • How will they contribute to the project?
Quality of Video (10)
  • Do you have a high-quality pitch?
  • Is your video convincing?
Questions? E-mail Sydney.Thompson@uwindsor.ca with the subject “Blue Sky Question”

Previous Winner Submissions

Please use the following videos as examples for your own video creation: