Arkansas Governor’s Cup Competition Awards

Sponsored by Delta Plastics, the Arkansas Governor’s Cup’s 2019 cash prize pool is $154,000, one of the largest cash prize pools on the national collegiate business plan competition circuit.

 
Award
Undergraduate
Graduate
Faculty Advisor
1st Place – Overall
$25,000
$25,000
$2,000 (for both graduate and undergraduate teams)
2nd Place – Overall
$15,000
$15,000
$2,000 (for both graduate and undergraduate teams)
3rd Place – Overall
$10,000
$10,000
$2,000 (for both graduate and undergraduate teams)
Elevator Pitch
$2,000
$2,000
 
Semi-Finalist ($1,000 to each of the 12 undergraduate semi-finalist and 6 graduate finalist teams advancing to Oral Presentations)
$12,000
$6,000
 
Innovate Arkansas Innovation Division
$5,000
$5,000
 
Arkansas Farm Bureau Agriculture Division
First Place:       $5,000
Second Place: $3,000
 

Cash prize awards are unrestricted, but may be subject to taxation, which is the sole responsibility of the competing business entity and person to whom the awards are distributed.

Completed W-9s/W-8BENs and media releases are required from each competing business entity and competitor before prizes will be distributed.