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 and Responsibilities

Funding & Partnerships

Category Development

Contest Structure, Eligibility, and Requirements

Outreach & Marketing

Resources for Student Innovators




Online Contest Platform

Prize Awards

Additional Contest Opportunities for Students

Evaluation and Feedback

Cross-Campus Expansion

Post-Contest Support