The Next Big Idea High School version is a derivation of the annual Next Big Idea competition, which is held at NTID for its college students. NBI: HS is open to any deaf or hard-of-hearing students who are in grades 9-12 as of Spring 2022. The goal of NBI: HS is for students to come up with a product, business, service, or technology that solves a problem or eliminates an existing challenge for potential consumers and/or users everywhere.
The Next Big Idea: High School has concluded. Find out who our 2022 winners were!
For any questions, contact Roxann Richards at Roxann.Richards@rit.edu.
General Rules and Guidelines
High school deaf and hard-of-hearing students will have the opportunity to pitch their idea for a product, business, service, or technology to competition judges with a chance to win a cash prize. There will be two rounds of competition. During the first round five finalists will be selected to move on to the final round. In the final round, the five finalists will compete for cash prizes.
Contestants must be in 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade in Spring 2022 to participate in the competition.
Contestants must have some form of hearing loss.
Contestants must come up with a new product, business, service or technology and pitch their idea to the judges.
Contestants will develop a three-minute video explaining their idea.
The video must include a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, Keynote, or Prezi.