Kellogg Keynote Contest

The Kellogg Keynote Contest is designed to give Kellogg students the chance to share their personal disruption experiences through a 10-minute keynote address during the Kellogg on Growth annual conference.

This is a fantastic resume-building experience and networking opportunity. The winner will receive guidance from a distinguished Kellogg faculty member and share the spotlight with leading industry and academic speakers at the conference.

What should my submission include

Students will submit a short video sharing a personal growth story aligned with this year’s conference theme of disruption. The entries will be evaluated by a committee of faculty members, administrative representatives and the Kellogg on Growth student leadership team for clarity, delivery, creativity, adherence to the contest prompt and ability to expand to a 10-minute speech. Four finalists will be chosen and their videos made available to the full student body, who will vote for the contest winner.

Last year’s student keynote winner Brendan Belz spoke about his experience launching and scaling businesses in some of the world’s fastest growing markets. Check it out here.


How to Enter

No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Only current students in good standing at the Kellogg School of Management can participate. Entry details and restrictions:
  1. Please name your video with your first and last name.
  2. Participants must submit a short video (no longer than 2½ minutes or 150 seconds) in which he or she shares a personal story about or tied to the theme of disruption.
  3. Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on October 2, 2017.
  4. Videos must not contain any profanity or unprofessional language.
  5. Participants agree to abide by the Kellogg Honor Code and all policies and requirements of Northwestern University as represented in the Northwestern University Student Handbook, and all applicable laws and regulations, both on and off campus.
  6. Videos remain property of the Kellogg School of Management and are subject to future use.
  7. Multiple entries are not allowed.

Ready to Enter? Let us know your name and email address so we can give you access to the submission site.

Winning Entry Details

No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Only current students in good standing at the Kellogg School of Management can participate. Entry details and restrictions:
  1. The winner will be contacted via email and phone by October 13, 2017.
  2. If the winner is unable to accept the prize, the video with the second-highest number of votes will be designated as the winner.
  3. No substitution is offered, and no transfer of the speaking commitment to a third party is permitted.
  4. The winner will be required to partner with the designated Kellogg faculty member for practice and/or coaching prior to Kellogg on Growth.
  5. The winner will be eligible to submit a prioritized entry for consideration for Northwestern’s TEDx event in spring 2018. Details will be provided to the contest winner.

Submission period is over

The winner will be announced 10/20

Questions?

All questions should be directed to GrowthForum@kellogg.northwestern.edu