G.E.M. Girl Entrepreneurs Matter Competition

About the Competition

The Girl Entrepreneurs Matter (GEM) competition was designed as a way to fulfill the Junior League of Wichita’s mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

The winner of the GEM competition will be awarded a 10’x10’ booth at the 2015 Holiday Galleria (Oct. 8-11) where they will have four days of real-world experience in which to execute their business plan.

Eligibility and Rules

The competition is open to females ages 15-25 who show a history of voluntarism or community involvement. Entrants must have the ability to decorate their 10’x10’ booth and have enough product to sell or take orders for four days of sales.

How to Enter

Entrants are required to submit an executive summary or business plan of their business idea (no longer than four pages) along with an example of their product. Summaries must include how they will execute their plan to participate as a vendor at Holiday Galleria 2015. This shall be accompanied by a cover letter demonstrating the applicant’s community involvement, academic excellence and entrepreneurial interest. All entries must be received by Wednesday August 26, 2015. Mail entries to: Junior League of Wichita, Attn: HG Special Events, 6402 E. 12th St., Wichita, KS, 67206.