Applications Open - Business Planning Competition 2018

Applications Open - Business Planning Competition  2018


The TBS Distribution Business Planning Competition (run through the Business Liaison Association) is open to all students enrolled in business subjects eg junior business, senior BCT/BM.


The competition aims to provide teams and individual students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and understanding of the business development and/or marketing planning framework through the development of quality Business Feasibility Studies or Product Pitches.


The competition closes the end of week 9, term 3 – Friday 14 September 2018.

Only ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS accepted – emailed through by this date.

CATEGORIES       The competition will be run in two categories:



Open to

  1. Junior Marketing Plan Competition
  • Submission of Product Pitch document

Individual students and/or teams in Years 8, 9 & 10

  1. Senior Business Feasibility Study Competition
  • Submission of Business Feasibility Study document
  • 10 minute presentation of Business Feasibility Study (finalists only)

Individual students and/or teams in Years 11 & 12



Senior Business Feasibility Study Competition:

Winning Team:                                   $500

Runner up Team:                               $300

Encouragement Award x 2:             $100


Junior Marketing Plan Competition:

Winning Team:                                   $400

Runner up Team:                               $300

Encouragement Award x 2:             $100




Registration Due Date:

5:00 pm Friday 17 August 2018

Closing Date for all entries:

5:00 pm Friday 14 September 2018

Judging Session for Senior Competition:

Saturday 13 October 2018

(Time and venue to be advised)

Presentation at Cairns Chamber of Commerce Lunch:

To be advised

(Senior winner only)

2018 Annual Awards Presentation:

(All winners of an award MUST ATTEND)

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

At the Cairns Hilton Hotel

Closing Date: 14-Sep-2018
First prize$500 Senior - $400 Junior Marketing Plan
Second prize$300 Senior - $300 Junior Marketing Plan
Third prize$100 Senior and Junior Category x 2


For more details, please contact the coordinator shown below:
Coordinator: Kim Andres

Contact Us

Angela Toppin, Chair
(b/h): 0447 371 297
(a/h): (07) 4092 1297
Fax: (07) 4051 5972
Address all correspondence to:
The Secretary
PO Box 7371
Cairns, Queensland, 4870
Secretariat: Sandra Grimm
(07) 4232 2310

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