Welcome to the Diamond Challenge! Please review this less than 10-step guide to ensure you understand how to participate in the competition. 

Step 1:

Go to http://diamondchallenge.org/ and click on the registration button found on the homepage. Only one individual per team (you, the team leader) will need to register for the entire team.

Step 2:

If you have participated before or are new to the Diamond Challenge, you will need to register as the team leader. Please ensure your password is at least 12 characters long. If you are logging back into your application, sign in with your username and password. 

Step 3:

Once you fill in your username and password, you will be directed to the Homepage. Click the box with the blue button that says "Create Profile to Get Started". 

Step 4:

You will then be taken to the Active Season Diamond Challenge 2023 page. Here you will create your profile (team leader only). 

Step 5:

Selecting a Pitch Event Location

You are now ready to start creating your concept. After filling out your information, you will be asked to select a pitch event location. If you do not live near a pitch event location, you are not willing to travel to a pitch event location or if a competition track you want to compete in is not offered near you, you can select “Virtual” at the bottom of the drop down list.

If your team is invited to enter the pitching round (competition round two) and you selected “Virtual”, your team will be invited to upload a pitch video and pitch deck. If you selected a pitch event location other than “Virtual”, and your team is invited to enter the pitching round, your team will be invited to pitch in-person or virtually at the pitch event location you selected.

Selecting a Competition Track

Select Business Innovation or Social Innovation from the competition track drop down. When you select a track it is important to make sure the concept you’re developing is submitted to the most relevant track.

Complete all remaining fields, then click “Create Profile”. You will be required to select a pitch event location, competition track, create a name for your concept and save before you gain access to the other tabs listed at the top. You can change this information at any time before submitting your concept.

Step 6:

After creating your profile, you will enter your application information. Follow the instructions above the blue "Get Started" button to view the status of your application. Click the Application Intake button to start entering your information. 

  • Join our Facebook support group so you can ask questions, make new connections and gain expert feedback from our global community throughout the year
  • Access your participant toolkit and adult advisor toolkit
  • Watch Diamond Challenge support videos to best help you develop your concept (It is strongly recommended all Diamond Challenge participants watch these quick videos.)

Step 7:

Complete the Team Leader, Team Member, Adult Advisor, Concept Questions and Uploads and Agreement tabs.

Please note that the team leader is the person who registered for your team. It is very important that the team leader’s information is different from the other team members’ and the adult advisor’s information. Please use DIFFERENT email addresses for all the team members (including your team leader) and your adult advisor.

Step 8:

When you are completely satisfied with your concept, click submit. Please note: Once you hit submit, your concept information is final and cannot be changed.


We hope this guide will help you throughout your Diamond Challenge journey. We look forward to receiving your Diamond Challenge submission! If you have any additional questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team by emailing info@diamondchallenge.org.