2023 JA Company Program Student Awards

Student Company of the Year Award - $3,000

This award recognizes excellence in teamwork and cooperation, creativity and innovation, profitability and viability, and outstanding planning and operation of a Student Company. The winning Student Company will receive an award of $3,000. The team will also be entered into the national JA Canada Company of the Year award. The National award winner will represent JA Canada at the international JA Americas Company of the Year competition.

Celebrate Entrepreneurship Student Company Award - $3,000

This award recognizes the JA Student Company that demonstrates the most innovation in their business. Some examples of how to be innovative in your student company include: creating a new and innovative product, distributing your product or service in a completely new way, marketing your product using cutting edge tools and media, or using a business model rarely seen in today’s business world.


These awards are open to all JA British Columbia student teams participating in the JA Company Program during the 2022-2023 school year.

Applicants must submit the following: 


Selection committees will be formed to review submissions and select winners for these awards. In addition to the cash award which will be split equally amongst team members, each winning company will receive a certificate of recognition for their school and for each participating company member. The awards will be presented to winning companies at their local JA student celebration event. Winning companies will be notified in late May/early June.

Video Instructions

Each JA Student Company applying for the team awards must submit a video as part of their application. See links to previous videos on our JA Company Program page: jabc.ca/companyprogram

Video Requirements 
Videos must be no longer than two minutes. You must include the following elements in your video:
  • Description of product
  • Target market and need
  • Marketing and sales strategy
  • Financials
  • Challenge faced and solution
  • Charitable donation
  • Reflection/lesson learned
You should upload your video to YouTube or the hosting platform of your choice and include the link in your application.

Judging Criteria

Your video is worth 50% of your total score during the judging of the Student Company of the Year Award. The remaining 50% will be based on the following:
  • Innovation of product or service
  • Relevance of product or service
  • Profitability and return to shareholders
  • Demonstration of leadership skills or lessons
  • Charitable giving
  • Strategic marketing and sales strategy
  • Overcoming of business challenges without affecting the bottom line
  • Viability of business
This award will be evaluated on how innovative your product or service is as demonstrated in your video and online application.

Application Form

Application Materials 

Contact Materials 

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