What are the eligibility requirements for entry?
The Cade Museum Prize is open to Florida residents and Florida-based companies, in any sector. We are looking for innovative and creative ideas that have great potential impact and market credibility.
When can I enter?
The application for the 8th Annual Cade Prize will open May 1st.
Is there a cost to apply?
Yes—there is a $55 dollar, non-refundable application fee that is required to submit your application.
What information will I need to provide in the application?
Link to the application here.
What criteria will judges use to score my application?
Judges will look over and score each application based on the following criteria:
How many rounds of judging are there?
There are four rounds of judging. Once you submit your application no further materials are required from you, unless otherwise requested. The first round of judging narrows the applications by half. The second round of judging narrows down the remaining applications to the “Sweet 16” teams. The third round of judging takes the Sweet 16 to the Final Four. The Final Four teams will give their pitch to a live panel of judges, and later that day participate in the annual Inventivity Bash where they will give a three minute pitch to a full audience prior to the announcement of the 8th Annual Cade Museum Prize winner. You can review the timeline here.
When will I be notified if my idea has made it to the next round?
The first notification to applicants will come after the second round of judging when the Sweet 16 are announced- refer to the timeline here. Sweet 16 finalists will be contacted and given further information about next steps in the process. Those applicants not selected will be notified via email.
Does the Cade Museum Prize take equity in my idea if I am the winner?
Who do I contact for more information?
You can contact our Program Associate, Carly Kosmacki, at email@example.com with questions or comments.