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Business Access TV Launches Teen-trepreneur Competition series

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2015 | 10:33 PM
Garth Walker, CEO of Business Access TV

Jamaica's first business-only channel, Business Access TV, will launch its first 'teen-trepreneur' competition on November 26, 2015.

The competition is geared towards giving teens the opportunity to create their own TV series, primarily focused on business.

The series will comprise 13 episodes aimed at educating teens on a wide range of business topics such as how to get a job, what is debt, building and growing a business, the art of negotiation and the importance of financial planning, to name a few.

Garth Walker, CEO, Business Access TV, explained the aim of the competition is to inspire, motivate and educate students about entrepreneurship.

"We are targeting high-school students with an interest in business and/or television


"Business Access TV's mantra, 'Serious about Business', speaks not only to adults and young adults alike. The company's aim is to extend our reach to adolescents and teens, opening their minds to the world of business, careers in business and entrepreneurship from an early age," he said.

"It is easy to enter, just provide a detailed outline of your show idea to include, show title, segment ideas and format. Illustrate your idea using a PDF or Word file with video or animation optional," Walker said.

Entries can be uploaded through an online-entry system. Entries will open January 15, 2016, until February 28.

The winner and runners-up will be awarded cash scholarships towards tuition as well as a three-month internship at Business Access TV, and gift vouchers from Adam & Eve Day Spa.

Entries will be judged on content originality, creativity and presentation. The judging panel will consist two Business Access TV representatives; Delano Forbes, managing director, Phase 3 Productions; a Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication, Northern Caribbean University and Media Training Institute representative; a teen entrepreneur and a sponsor.