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Red Raider Idea Competition


Shark Tank meets American Idol!

Big things are in store! Stay tuned!

Do you have the next BIG IDEA that your mom loves, but you haven't told anyone else about? Know you got the next big thing? The Red Raider Idea Competition is the event for you!

Compete to win up to $2,000 in cash prizes by submitting a 60-second video explaining your idea!

Applying to the competition is simple…

This competition is open to participants of all ages! Not affiliated with Texas Tech University, no worries! This competition is open to the public. 

Applying to the competition is a simple four-step process:

Step One:

Record a 60-second video explaining your idea. Need help?Contact us to set an appointment or learn more about our resources! Want to make your video more competitive? Check out last year's winners below!

Step Two:

Upload your video to YouTube. Learn how to upload your 60-second video to YouTube with these instructions.

Step Three:

 Answer a few quick questions and submit your video link to the competition application website.

Step Four:

You will receive a confirmation email with a link to the competition voting website after the application deadline. Share it with friends and family to vote on your idea during the two-week voting period.


1st Place: $2,000 2nd Place: $1,000 3rd Place: $500


Watch the 2022 Red Raider Idea Competition winners! 

1st Place:


2nd Place:


3rd Place:

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