2022 YES Challenge Winners!

1st Place

Ronan and Owen DePaulo
3 Ideas Canada

Winners of 2022 YES Challenge

2nd Place

Eric Bartel
Bertle's Skate Shop

2022 YES Challenge -2nd Place


Nina Ruml
Thread and Bling

3rd Place Winner 2022 YES Challenge


Mitchell Robak
Heat to Your Feet

4th Place Winner YES Challenge

Create Your Future!

YES Challenge

A Springfield Chamber of Commerce Event

Springfield Chamber of Commerce

Sponsored by:

Sio Silica
Pineridge Hollow
Imagine You Marketing & Design
Gee Tee Holdings

Entrepreneurship = Solve A Problem

Do you have a solution to a problem deeply personal to you?

The YES Challenge Overview

Show us your business idea!

The Springfield Chamber of Commerce is looking for people aged 8 to 19, who are residents of the RM of Springfield with fresh innovative ideas. Your start-up idea could lead to a great business venture.

Enter the YES Challenge with a 60-second video pitch. Five finalists will be invited to present to a panel of local business experts. Your idea will be evaluated based on innovation, viability, marketing strategy and overall presentation.

The Prize !

The YES Challenge winner gets $2,500

Runner-up receives $1,750

Third place $750

Applicants will be judged on:

  1. Innovation
  2. Viability
  3. Marketing

Submission Deadline
May 25, 2022

Judges Choose Finalists

May 31, 2022

Finalists Announced
June 3, 2022

Presentation Day &
Winners Announced
June 12, 2022

Rules of Eligibility

  • A resident of RM of Springfield Manitoba, Canada
  • Age 8 to 19 by December 31, 2022
  • Must be applicant's original idea
  • Must not infringe on any copy writes, patents or intellectual property of others
  • Must have permission from parent or guardian 12 years old or younger

Video Submission Tips

  • April 11 – May 25 – Enter online here at YesSpringfield.ca
  • Submit a 90-second MP4 video
  • Use a 16:9 aspect ratio (record horizontally if you’re using your phone)
  • The maximum upload size is a 50 meg MP4
  • Upload larger files to YouTube or Dropbox and send a link