• Business Creation section
  • Successful Business Inc. section
  • Doing Business Together section
  • Prizewinners
  • Desjardins Grand Prize Gala
  • Step 1: Registration

    Read the document Guide to the Form to properly prepare your application. Every project must be registered in one of the categories of the Scholastic section. The answers to the questions must demonstrate that the project meets the evaluation criteria:


    Before the validation of eligibility, OSEntreprendre sends to the project representatives who request it in the form a "moi jOSEntreprendre!" badge for each participant registered. This is often put on the backpack or pencil case of young people.

    Step 2: Validation of applications

    Once eligibility is confirmed, OSEntreprendre sends elementary and secondary school principals a batch of participation certificates to give to students. Principals are encouraged to award these certificates to students in front of their entire class, during an end-of-year activity, or as part of an intercom announcement. When students bring home this cardstock document, it prompts a conversation with their parents, reinforcing the students’ experience. At the college and university level, the project representatives receive the certificates directly.


    All eligible projects are recognized and receive a sticker. All participants receive a participation certificate.  


    Step 3: Selection process

    All prizewinners receive an item in recognition of their initiative and to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship throughout Québec! 


    It should be noted that as part of the selection process, no jury is required to award all the prizes if the quality of the applications received is not deemed satisfactory or if no project has been registered in a category. The decisions made by the juries may not be appealed. The jury members, or the members of the regional committee, do not forward their comments or their completed evaluation sheets to the participants following the analysis process.


    Local level | Selection: beginning of April

    In the territories that do not select local winners, all applications will move on directly to the regional level.

    The winners will receive:

    • Official seal
    • Certificate
    • Banner

    Regional level | Selection: end of April

    A regional gala (see calendarwill be held in every region across Québec at the end of April or the beginning of May.

    In addition to scholarship prizes, the winners will receive:

    • Official seal
    • Certificate
    • Lapel pin


    To find out more about the date and concept for a particular event, contact your regional representative

    Provincial level | Selection: May

    For the College and University categories, the 5 finalists will be invited to the interviews which will take place in May.

    In addition to scholarship prizes, the winners will receive: 

    • Official seal
    • Certificate
    • Trophy


    The Desjardins Grand Prize Gala of the OSEntreprendre Challenge is held in Québec city in June.

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