Challenge Judges @ Youth Competition

The 2019-2020 Conrad Challenge is seeking judges to take part in the upcoming Challenge to help support youth and take an active role in shaping our future workforce. Learn more about the opportunity to provide feedback for ideas that will change the world below.

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About Conrad Challenge:

There are historically two fundamental ways to think: inside the box and outside the box. At the Conrad Challenge we encourage students to enjoy the freedom of thinking like there simply is no box. To Get Your Genius On, there should be no box.

The Conrad Challenge is an annual, multi-phase innovation and entrepreneurship competition that encourages young adults to participate in designing the future. Each year, teams of 2-5 students, ages 13-18, from around the world create products and/or services to address some of the most pressing global and local challenges. They become entrepreneurial problem-solvers, addressing challenging social, scientific and societal issues through utilizing their creativity and critical-thinking skills. 

The Opportunity:

The Conrad Challenge is an excellent opportunity for industry, government, research, and academia to help support the youth of today and take an active role in shaping our future workforce. Each year, we seek out individuals to serve as online judges during the Business Plan round of the Conrad Challenge. Our judges’ feedback ultimately drives our students to create a commercially viable product that will make a lasting difference in the world!

As a judge, you provide:


    Equip students with the knowledge, confidence, social skills and tools they need to effectively lead change and improve our world.


    Inspire students from across the globe to think bigger. The Conrad Challenge creates out-of-the-box solutions about what is possible in our communities and on our planet.


    In complex dynamic industries, it is an important responsibility to foster future leaders in the workforce. The Conrad Challenge serves as a recruitment pipeline for companies seeking bright young professionals that are eager to pursue internships and entry-level positions.


  • Review, score and provide feedback on 3-5 business plans from student teams from around the globe

  • The Business Plan judging occurs entirely online through our new user-friendly platform that allows you to review and save work along the way!

  • Follow the judges' rubric and expectations and provide thoughtful, constructive and age-appropriate feedback for each submitted project

  • Complete submission review and comments prior to the judging deadline

  • Agree to confidentiality terms that protect students’ intellectual property

Deadline to Apply: December 1, 2019


APPLY HERE and let them know Next Gen sent you over!

Alex Gordon