Young Social Entrepreneur Contest

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The Fair Trade Show has launched their Young Social Entrepreneur Contest for 2017! Each year The Fair Trade Show provides one emerging, youth-led business with the opportunity to exhibit for free. This year they are including the local community in their quest to find the winning business! The contest includes a voting round that invites the public to vote for their favourite social business.

Enter the Young Social Entrepreneur Contest

Contest Details

To enter the contest fill out the entry form and create a 1 to 3 minute video explaining your business and how it promotes social justice, environmental well-being or economic empowerment in communities at home or abroad! Get creative! If your entry is accepted to the voting round, the videos will be shared publicly.


  • Between the ages of 16 – 29
  • Running a fair trade or social business for less than two years
  • Have products or services ready for sale at the show
  • Available for the entire show on the weekend of May 12-14, 2017
  • Have not previously exhibited at The Fair Trade Show


Fill out the online application and share a link to your video (available September 1, 2016).
Five entrepreneurs will be chosen by our panel to move on to a public voting round.

Nominations open September 1, 2016 and close November 15, 2016.

Voting Round

Your videos will be uploaded on to our website and shared on social media.
Then the the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite social enterprise!

The winner will be announced February 20, 2017.

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