Below is an appendix of resources that are used each Contest year (e.g., student application requirements, recruitment emails to judges, judging scorecards, evaluation surveys) which can be replicated or adapted to fit the needs of Big Ideas Contests at other colleges and universities.

The original, editable, files for all of these tools are available upon request to collaborating campuses and partners. To request the original files, please contact us at or 510-666-9120.

Program Management
Graduate and Undergraduate Student Job Postings

Big Ideas Funding and Category Development
2012-2013 Category Descriptions

Contest Structure, Rules, and Requirements
Big Ideas@Berkeley 2013-14 Contest Timeline
Official Contest Rules
Pre-proposal Application Requirements
Budget Template
Full Proposal Application Requirements
Full Proposal FAQs for Finalists
People’s Choice Video Contest Application Requirements
Email Notifications to Finalists and Non-finalists
Email Notifications to Winners and Non-winners
Pitch Day Invitation Email

Contest Resources
Pre-proposal Information Session Prezi
Pre-proposal Writing Workshop Prezi
Pre-proposal Example #1
Full Proposal Information Session and Mentorship Kickoff Prezi
Full Proposal Writing Workshop Prezi
Full Proposal Example #1 and Full Proposal Example #2
Full Proposal Information Session Handout
Student Advising Request Form

Student Mentorship Application Form
Mentor Application
Mentorship Handbook
Mentor Match Email
• 5 Reasons To Be a Mentor Postcard (Front and Back)
Recruitment Email to Mentors
Mentor Thank You Email

Pre-proposal Judging Scorecard
Full Proposal Judging Scorecard
Pre-proposal Judging Handbook
Pre-proposal Judges Training Prezi
Full Proposal Judging Handbook
Full Proposal Judges Training Prezi
Judge Recruitment Email

Judging Deadline Reminder Email
Judges Training Invitation Email

  • Judging Platform Login Information Email
    Pitch Day Judges Training

    On-Line Platform
    Summer 2012 Review of Online Contest Platforms

    Student Outreach