The Broome Makers Competition

All it takes is an idea! The Broome Makers Competition is your chance to kickstart a new local business.
It could be solving a problem, selling a product or providing a service – we want to hear about it.

Get a group together or go it on your own, and submit your business idea by June 15th. There are four categories of winners with a range of prizes:

Winner (18 years old and above) – $2,000 seed funding / enterprise skills mentoring to the value of $4,500

Runner-up (18 years old and above) – $1,000 seed funding / enterprise skills mentoring to the value of $3,000

Senior School (i.e. 12 to 17 years old) – $1,000 prize money for school / enterprise skills mentoring to the value of $3,000

People’s Choice Award – $500

Winners will be announced on June 24th, with an awards ceremony at the Broome Makers Cluster Muster on June 29th. For full terms and conditions, download the Broome Makers Competition Guidelines.


Broome has everything you need to build the next big thing – it’s time to make it happen!


How do I enter?

Download a Broome Makers Competition Guidelines, follow the instructions and submit your business idea by June 15th.


Who can enter the Broome Makers Competition?

Anybody who is an Australian resident and meets the age requirements of their category can enter.

The school of a participating student or student team must be able to accept external grant money. In addition participating students may be required to comply with their school’s standard policies and procedures (to be determined by the school).


Can I enter more than once?

Yes! Individuals and teams can enter as many business ideas as they like.


How will entries be judged?

Judging criteria will include your idea’s potential to create a business that will:

1. Be sustainable over the long term

2. Be profitable

3. Have a strong target market with potential for growth

4. Promote partnerships with the Broome business community


Competition Support Sessions

We will be running workshops for entrants in the Broome Makers Competition from May 20th to June 11th. There are a number of Friday evening and Saturday morning sessions available to help everyone develop their ideas. Check the Competition Guidelines online for details.