At GoHenry, our mission is to make every kid smart with money, which is why we’re giving 10 young people the chance to win £1000 to help make their dreams come true.
Our research already shows that kids are ready to rip up the rule book when it comes to making money. Their entrepreneurial attitude means that 26% plan to be their own boss in the future, and almost three-quarters of young people don’t expect their parents to foot the bill for future expenses.
Which is exactly why we want to help empower kids and teens even further on the road to financial freedom by giving them the opportunity to invest in their dreams, no matter how big or how small.
So if your child is a singing superstar, a community activist, social influencer or entrepreneur in the making, Dream Big is their chance to power up their side hustle.
How to enter
The competition is open to UK kids and teens aged 6-18, but a parent will need to enter on behalf of anyone aged under 13.
To enter, simply choose from the following categories and complete the entry form:
Kidpreneur: Calling all future CEOs! Whether you’re an influencer in the making or running your own Etsy store, power up your side hustle with Dream Big
Talent: Are you magic on the hockey pitch? A singing superstar? Win £1000 to boost your skills and take your talent to the max
Community: Trailblazers, head this way! From helping local wildlife to starting a youth club, Dream Big will help you power change.
After the competition closes on Wednesday, 6 September, the GoHenry team will choose a shortlist of 30 entries. Our panel of judges will then choose four winners, and the public will vote for the remaining six winners.
Meet the Dream Big judges
Our Dream Big Judges have already taken their own dreams to the next level, so they’re perfectly placed to set kids up for success:
Lead Judge: Caspar Lee
A creator, investor, and now the Dream Big Lead Judge! Caspar co-founded the influencer marketing platform, Influencer and the Creative Investment Club, which is a syndicate of top creators from around the world. He is even listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe for his work within media and advertising.
Caspar: "I believe young people getting into entrepreneurship is one of the coolest things in the world."
Kidpreneur Judge: Jenk Oz
Starting his career at the age of 8, Jenk is now the founder and CEO of Thred Media, a 100% social-change-focused enterprise that specialises in publishing, consulting and production, aimed at Generation Z. He’s also a public speaker and social change activist.
Jenk: “If you treat your idea like a dream today, you’ll have a dream tomorrow. If you treat your idea like a company today, you’ll have a company tomorrow.”
Talent Judges: World cup finalists Alex Greenwood & Lauren James
Football sensations Alex and Lauren are the ultimate combo of talent, hard work and dedication, which is why they’re in the England women’s team.
Alex: “The biggest thing I say to young kids is that it’s hard work, it’s not just given to you. You’ve got to be 100% dedicated in everything that you do.”
Lauren: “It’s important to know that if you have a dream, you have to put money aside to help you get there.”
Community Judge: Vee Kativhu
An education activist and YouTube visionary, Vee is also the founder of Empowered By Vee, a youth empowerment organisation and an active ambassador for United World Schools, CAMFED and GirlUp Zimbabwe.
Vee: “Calling all visionaries, changemakers and talent extraordinaires! I’m your Opportunity Fairy, and I’m here to tell you about an incredible competition."
You’ve got to be in it to win it!
All entries will be judged on the following criteria:
Clarity of the idea
If it’s achievable and realistic
The quality of their presentation
The competition is open now, and everyone who reaches the final will receive an email between Thursday, 7 September and Monday 11 September. Finalists will then need to send a video introducing themself and their idea. This will be published on the Dream Big voting page, ready for a public vote.
Psst! We will only contact you from our official email address: [email protected].
Let’s make some dreams come true!
T&Cs apply. This competition is open to all residents in the United Kingdom aged 13 to 18. Under 13s need a parent or guardian to enter on their behalf. The form must be completed and submitted to enter the competition. No other method of entry will be accepted. The competition will close on Wednesday, 6 September 2023 at 23:59 BST.
Click here for the full T&Cs.