Competitions

We are excited to host all our signature competitions this Spring at our 2024 National Convention! One of our founding principles in Competition and we look forward to seeing our competitors improve year-over-year while challenging fellow members to be their best. Our competitions are open to all active members that are registered attendees of the National Convention & subject to individual competition submission deadlines & eligibility requirements.

Startup Competition Eligibility Policy

The National Awards Program

The National Awards Program challenges PSE chapters and members. Participation in this program gives the chapters and individual members outstanding opportunities to polish their skills in an “as-real-as-it-gets” environment. While demonstrating their best efforts, they earn recognition for their chapter and for their individual performance. Some categories are Top Professional Development, Top Recruitment Campaign, Top Management Team, Top Program Manager and Top Social Media Campaign and many more.

Intent to Compete Deadline: January 12th, 2024 Written Entries Deadline: February 4th, 2024 National Awards Finalists Announced: March 8th, 2024

Competition Details 

The National Scholarship Program

The National Scholarship Program was created to recognize individual accomplishment in the areas of PSE, academic achievement, and school/community activities. It is comprised of 19 separate competitions. These competitions are contested in a variety of forms: written reports, oral presentations, and/or group interviews. Each competition provides an opportunity for our members to develop critical skills needed to build their Business Advantage For Life. Over $60,000 in scholarships are awarded to students each year at our annual National Convention.

Application Deadline: February 23rd, 2024

National Scholarship Finalists Announced: March 6th, 2024

Submission Details

The Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon® National Sales Competition

The Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon® National Sales Competition is a year-long competition to train and develop our students in all aspects of the sales process, not just in preparing them to make one sales call. The year-long approach also emphasizes that the pursuit of sales excellence is a journey, not a destination. We strive to help students understand the value of approaching sales as a deliberate and repeatable process. Competitors must study and perform throughout the school year in order to garner the top prizes and be called the Pro-Am winner. Partners participate by serving as coaches and judges of the competition at our Regional Conferences and National Convention.

Pro-Am Video Call and Carew Modules Completion Deadline: March 20th, 2024 at 5PM CT

Pro-Am Competition Schedule Announced: March 27th, 2024

Registration Deadline: March 13th, 2024 Competition Details

The National Speakers Competition

The Top Speakers Competition showcases the top speaking talent in the Fraternity. It is an opportunity for you to use and develop your public speaking skills. The competition recognizes outstanding student members who have mastered skills in the areas of self-presentation and verbal communication by making a public speaking presentation in a competitive setting. Be a part of the competition that has been growing every single year! The National Speakers Competition, sponsored by Enterprise, features a preliminary round where you will send in a video presenting the prompt and the top scores will move on to the final LIVE round at the National Convention in Norfolk!

Registration Deadline:  March 13th, 2024 at 5PM CT

National Speakers Competition Video Submission Deadline: March 20th, 2024 at 5PM CT

National Speakers Competition Finalists Announcement: March 27th, 2024 at 5PM CT

National Speakers Competition Final Round (On-Site): April 12th, 2024 at 7PM CT

Competition Details: The 2024 National Convention Speakers Competition Prompt is in Smart Rooms. Contact your HQ staff if you need help getting into Smart Rooms.

Competition Details

The Interview Competition

The Interview Competition is sponsored by Mutual of Omaha. The goal of this competition is to give students the opportunity to learn interview techniques, practice interviewing with a live judge, and compete for prizes. In addition, this competition gives you the opportunity to network and build relationships with potential employers. Competitors are required to attend all the competition sessions listed below. Please notice some sessions are virtual and some sessions will be on-site at convention. You must register for the convention to compete.

Registration Deadline: March 13th, 2024 at 5 PM CT

Interview Competition First Round Interviews (Virtual): March 18th – April 4th

Interview Competition Finalists Announced: April 5, 2024

Interview Competition Final Round Interviews (On-Site): April 10th – 11th, 2024 at assigned time

Interview Competition Winners Announced (On-Site): April 12th, 2024 during Scholarship Award Dinner Competition Details