Submission Details

We know you’re excited and want to get going on your submission, but before you do, check out the details of what’s required below. 

Who’s Eligible to Enter?

Only those that can answer “yes” to each of the following can enter:

  • Legal resident of Canada
  • 18 years or older
  • Enrolled as a  part-time or full-time student in a post-secondary educational institution in Canada
  • Individuals or teams of up to four (4) people

Due to legal requirements in the province of Quebec, Walmart Associates in Quebec or their family members who live in the same residence are not eligible to participate.

How to Enter

  1. 1. Make sure you’re eligible
  2. 2. Come up with a stellar sustainable business practice that is good for the environment and the bottom-line
  3. 3. Prepare a written proposal (up to 4 pages) in Powerpoint, Word, or PDF that can include hyperlinks to other reference          material
  4. 4. Prepare supplemental video (AVI, MP3, MOV or 3GP format) – NOT MANDATORY
  5. 5. Fill out the cover sheet    (download here)
  6. 6. Ensure the submission is no more than 5MB
  7. 7. Send the submission with a cover sheet to [email protected]

Submission Deadline

Only entries received by 5:00 p.m. ET on January 20, 2012 will be considered.

Judging Criteria

Submissions will be judged with the following weighted criteria:

  • Ease of implementation (20%)
  • Originality (30%)
  • Potential economic, social and environmental impact (50%)

Semi-finalist Selection

Those selected to be a semi-finalist will be notified on, or about, February 10. All semi-finalists must be available on, or about, March 1, 2012 to come to Toronto and pitch their idea to a panel of top Canadian CEOs.

The Prizes

All semi-finalists will receive airfare to Toronto and two-night accommodation for their team, to a maximum of four (4) people.

  • 1st place - $30,000 for the winning individual/team and $30,000 for the winner’s school
  • 2nd place - $20,000 for the individual/team
  • 3rd place - $10,000 for the individual/team
  • 4th place - $6,000 for the individual/team
  • 5th place - $4,000 for the individual/team

The Fine Print

View Green Student Challenge official rules here.


Email questions to [email protected]. Answers will be shared in Latest News every two weeks.