Bad Idea Youth Enterprise Competition

by Anthony Gerrard
 

'Bad Idea is Inspiring entrepreneurial spirit in young people through the celebration of creativity and innovation'

Enterprise Glasgow, United Kingdom
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What it is…

Bad Idea is a revolutionary enterprise programme that allows Secondary School pupils to turn their ideas into reality; breaking down inherent obstacles caused by social and economic factors, and stimulates creativity and innovation by removing the barrier of academic assessment.

Why it matters…

Society bastardises our children’s talents! There is a huge variety and range of human creativity, and an extraordinary abundance of it in kids, yet many brilliant young people are convinced that they are not. And it is because we have a society that puts people into two categories, academic and non-academic. Smart and non-smart!

This profoundly mistaken view of intelligence fails to recognise and celebrate true human ability. Children are too often made to feel that mistakes are the worst thing you can make, and the result is we’re educating people out of their creative capacities! Being wrong is not the same as being creative, but if you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original…

…so we believe that there is no such thing as a Bad Idea!

The Tyranny of the Status Quo. The problem with education and business support systems is that they are trying to meet the future by doing what they did in the past.

Bad Idea is starting a revolutionary movement, one which defies the old guard and offers young people a uniquely dynamic, practical and efficient method of turning ideas into reality, in the modern environment.

If you would like to gain a fuller understanding of the larger problem we are facing and how Bad Idea is addressing it please follow this link The Big Problem!

How people can be support us…

The pilot competition launched in mid-August 2012 throughout Glasgow and South Lanarkshire and already we have received lots of amazing ideas for products and services. The next stage will be selecting the top 100 ideas to proceed to the second stage which comprises 4 unique one-day workshops, spread over two weeks. And this is where we need YOU to join the revolution against the Tyranny of the Status Quo!

We have a range of rewards to choose from, but there are various options for in-kind support too. Please follow this link to see where you, your organisation or group could help and reach the 50,000+ Secondary School pupils across Glasgow and South Lanarkshire who will see your support!

Why we need the money…

£3,000 will cover the most basic overheads to pilot this programme effectively: Printing costs - materials for marketing, workshop and awards ceremoney and crowdfund rewards. Travel to and from workshops, venue hire and catering for the workshops, the finals and the awards ceremony. Insurance. And communications, such as telephone, website maintenance and hosting, postage, graphic design.

What happens if we exceed the minimum £3,000…

We are taking the revolution to every Scottish Secondary School pupil in all 32 council authorities. Our target to raise is £87,000 to put the necessary infrastructure in place to allow this to happen.

Bad Idea Organisation is a registered Community Interest Company (SC440535) Limited by Guarantee. The Articles of Association bind the organisation to reinvest any surplus profit into the social interests of the community, so you can be sure that should we exceed our minimum target it will be used to support the revolution! Bad Idea Mission Statement

“Celebrate the gift of the human imagination.” - Sir Ken Robinson PhD

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Rewards
Promise £5.00 + Revolutionary Cadet

Not only do you get that warm fuzzy feeling of doing something good, but you get a Revolutionist's Cadet Badge to wear proudly and laud over your friends and family! Letting everyone know that YOU supported the Revolution against the Tyranny of the Status Quo, and gave our youth a future!

5000 rewards, 4995 remaining
Promise £10.00 + Lieutenant of the Revolution

Go a step further and get a silver badge. Promoting you to the rank of Lieutenant of the Revolution! Feel warm, fuzzy and superior in the support of our Bad Idea Movement!

2497 rewards, 2492 remaining
Promise £20.00 + Captain of the Revolution

It is only fitting that a Captain of the Revolution should have a solid gold (plastic) badge. Reserved for those who show leadership potential in the Revolution! As a Captain you will have transport, so we also provide this rank with a bumper sticker telling everyone in your trail that you have Bad Ideas.

1240 rewards, 1228 remaining
Promise £35.00 + Major of the Revolution

Sir Yes Sir! Command the legions with the highest rank, the coveted Major of the Revolution badge! You too will have a bumper sticker, but you will be leading from the rear in your office, drinking from the goblet of power that is a Bad Idea insignia mug!

999 rewards, 996 remaining
Promise £50.00 + Stand and be counted...

A mug not enough to satisfy your power lust? Well stand and be counted! Be credited in the Bad Idea Awards Ceremony Program for your contribution to the Revolution, as well as all the spoils of the Major rank above.

494 rewards, 492 remaining
Promise £100.00 + Show them who we are...

Still not satisfied? Well you, your organisation or your group can have a segment of an entire page dedicated to your honour in the Awards Ceremony Program; including an image, logo or badge and space for a short message. We will also provide 4 Major of the Revolution badges, bumper stickers and mugs for each team donation.

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Promise £200.00 + I want more...

Not enough? Well take half a page for you, your organisation or group and show people how much you supported the Revolution; including your very own branding, images and messages. You too deserve a share of the spoils, so receive 6 Major of the revolution badges, bumper stickers and mugs for each team donation.

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Promise £350.00 + I want my own...

Want it all to yourself? Take out an entire page in the Awards Ceremony Programme just for you, your organisation or group, with your very own branding, images and messages. You too deserve a share of the spoils, so receive 8 Major of the revolution badges, bumper stickers and mugs for each team donation.

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Promise £500.00 + 3rd Prize Sponsor

Prize Sponsor - We need allies. Unite your organisation with ours in the fight against the Tyranny of the Status Quo. Give hope to the future. Be the 3rd place Prize Sponsor and have your organisation promoted in all Bad Idea media and communications, including all front-facing messages. You too deserve all the spoils listed in the category above but also have a place on the Bad Idea Organisation's website forever and dine at the Legends table on the evening of the Awards Ceremony as a true believer in the revolution! You too enjoy up to 12 Major of the Revolution badges, bumper stickers and mugs for each team donation.

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Promise £750.00 + Be a Legend of the Revolution

Like Achilles before you, be remembered in history forever and join the illustrious names that make it to the dedicated Bad Idea Wall of Fame. You, your organisation, or group will have a place on the Bad Idea Organisation's website forever and dine at the Legends table on the evening of the Awards Ceremony as a true believer in the revolution! You too enjoy up to 12 Major of the Revolution badges, bumper stickers and mugs for each team donation.

30 rewards, 29 remaining
Promise £1,500.00 + 2nd Prize Sponsor

Prize Sponsor - We need allies. Unite your organisation with ours in the fight against the Tyranny of the Status Quo. Give hope to the future. Be the 2nd place Prize Sponsor and have your organisation promoted in all Bad Idea media and communications, including all front-facing messages with a higher visual impact than the 3rd prize sponsor. Have a place on the Bad Idea Organisation's website forever and dine at the Legends table on the evening of the Awards Ceremony as a true believer in the revolution! You too enjoy up to 12 Major of the Revolution badges, bumper stickers and mugs for each team donation.

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Promise £3,000.00 + Top Prize Sponsor

Prize Sponsor - We need allies. Unite your organisation with ours in the fight against the Tyranny of the Status Quo. Give hope to the future. Be the Top Dog and sponsor the 1st place prize and have your organisation promoted in all Bad Idea media and communications, including all front-facing messages with the highest visual status. Have a place on the Bad Idea Organisation's website forever and dine at the Legends table on the evening of the Awards Ceremony as a true believer in the revolution! You too enjoy up to 12 Major of the Revolution badges, bumper stickers and mugs for each team donation.

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Promise £3,500.00 + Spokesperson of the Revolution

Spokesperson of the Revolution - put yourself forward as a figurehead for Bad Idea. We believe that to inspire you must be inspiring. Are you an entrepreneurial leader who believes in the hope that is our youth? When you speak, do people stop and listen? Are your ideas influential, even the 'bad' ones? Could you be the Entrepreneurial Leader of Bad Idea? Bad Idea needs a figure-head(s) to lead the revolution...are you that person? If so, then put your money where your mouth is and lead the fight against the Tyranny of the Status Quo! You can be the front-facing inspirational leader, or the military intelligence behind the scenes helping to strategise the global aspirations of the Bad Idea movement! Either way, you are a person who can have an influential impact in the fight!

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Promise £5,000.00 + Divine intervention...

Angel Sponsor. Do you have a touch of the Divine? Be an angel and make this revolution happen in one swift transaction. Either publicly, or anonymously, we don't mind. Believe! You will receive all the spoils, or can select the ones that you want, it's up to you, you're our angel!

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Promise £5,000.00 + Faction Leader

Title sponsor. A position of equal status with the Bad Idea Movement, your organisation's name will precede Bad Idea in all literature, media and communications as the Title Sponsor that started the revolution! What greater commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility could your organisation make than supporting a grass-roots, youth driven, community inspiring, revolutionary movement!?? Have a place on the Bad Idea Organisation's website forever and dine at the Legend's table on the evening of the Awards Ceremony as a true believer in the revolution! You too enjoy up to 12 Major of the Revolution badges, bumper stickers and mugs for each team donation.

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