The Judging Criteria

The judging criteria closely match the competition criteria, with a focus on the ACRO behaviours. The full judging criteria can be found in the competition handbook, you can download yours here.
If your school entry progresses to the Regional Final stage of the competition you will have the opportunity to attend one of 4 events across Wales in June 2017.   At these events your school can:

  • produce a display to showcase your entry
  • show videos, powerpoint presentations and photographs of your project
  • meet the judges face to face and answer questions about your business

Please note: For schools that are selected to compete at regional and national level, the number of team members attending must be limited to a maximum of 4, plus 2 chaperones.

Stages of the competition

First stage – Be an “Enterprising School”

Tell us about the enterprise activites that you do in your school already or have planned for the future. We will make sure you are highlighted as an ‘Enterprising School’ on the Enterprise Troopers website.

Second Stage: Entry Submission

Enterprise Troopers Competition staff will judge every school entry and inform all schools of whether they have progressed to their Regional Final.

Third Stage: Regional Final

A panel of Big Ideas Wales Role Models will judge on the day.

Judges will visit the entries at their display stands, so that children will have an opportunity to tell them about their business, and answer questions, in a relaxed environment. There will also be interactive workshops with other Big Ideas Wales Role Models.

For the Foundation Phase category (Reception, Years 1 and 2), this will be their final. The winner and runners up will be announced on the day.

For the Key Stage 2 category (Years 3 to 6), the judges will select winners to progress to the final in Cardiff.

There will also be other awards for the best display stand, business engagement, and ‘Star Trooper’ among others.

Fourth Stage: National Final

A panel of Big Ideas Wales Role Models will judge on the day.

The format will be similar to the Regional Final. The one difference will be that finalists will do a two minute presentation on their business to the judges and wider audience.

Judges will still visit individual stands to give the children a chance to answer specific questions.

The judges will assess the quality of the entry against the judging criteria outlined in the competition handbook.
Constructive feedback will be given to each team, however the actual scores for each team will not be given.

At the Regional and National Finals each entry will be allocated exhibition space, a table, velcro and electric power socket to create a display of their work and activity.