Let the Games Begin!

Here are some of the winners from last year's Next Big Idea Competition

The Next Big Idea is an annual competition, sponsored by ZVRS, in which cross-disciplinary teams of deaf and hard-of-hearing students work together to create a product, a type of technology or a business that will be useful to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. Teams have been working since last fall to develop ideas and create their project.

The Next Big Idea finalists will be participating in the Imagine RIT festival on Saturday, May 3rd. Festival visitors can visit their booths in the Campus Center to give them some feedback on their product or service.

The final championship round is scheduled for Thursday. May 8th. Teams will present their products or services to a panel of judges from ZVRS who will choose first, second and third place winners.


  • 1st Place Winner, $5,000
  • 2nd Place Winner, $3,000
  • 3rd Place Winner, $2,000