Storbie is incredibly proud to be associated with the Young Enterprise Trust, and provides a free website and ecommerce platform for participating YES companies, in order to help students promote and sell their products online.
This year we are bringing back the Storbie Awards to encourage participants to get their website looking their best which in turn can help with sales.
All YES companies using the Storbie platform are automatically eligible for the awards, provided they are live by October 18, when judging begins.
This year there are four award categories to be judged:
- Best Home Page
- Best Product Page
- Best Story Page (About Us)
- Best Overall Website
Judges from Storbie will be looking at content, images, and overall design. Finalists will be announced on October 25, with the winners revealed on November 1.
All finalists will receive a Storbie Awards finalist badge which can be proudly displayed on their website. The winners will each receive a Facebook Ad Boost ($20 for the first three awards, and $50 for the Best Overall Website).
We also have a Storbie Success Award for the YES company with the most sales. There will be no finalists for this category. The overall winner will be announced on November 1 and receive a free Storbie site for 2019 to continue their success, valued at $500.
As part of our sponsorship of Young Enterprise, all participants are offered a free ecommerce website to help market and sell products online, and connect with the YES Market, an online marketplace that showcases products and businesses from participants.
Young Enterprise works with secondary school students and teachers across New Zealand, mentoring them through the process of launching a new business. Participants gain business management experience and a better understanding of entrepreneurship.
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