Bring the next world-changing idea to life

The Diamond Challenge Team is honored to present this year's topical prize awards. Established in 2019, topical prize awards recognize Diamond Challenge semifinalist teams that have shown significant promise and excellence in a particular field of entrepreneurial capacity. All topical prize awards are sponsored by innovative companies investing in the next generation. 


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Prize Information

  • Each prize is offered to one semifinalist team in the Business Innovation track, and one semifinalist team in the Social Innovation track.



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Delaware Solid Waste Authority Waste & Recycling Innovation Prize 

The Waste & Recycling Innovation Prize is awarded to the teams who develop an advancement in the waste or recycling industries that fosters sustainability within both the community and the environment. 



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Horn Entrepreneurship Equity Thru Entrepreneurship Prize

The Horn Entrepreneurship Equity Thru Entrepreneurship Prize is awarded to the teams with the greatest potential to advance social justice and equality of opportunity.



W.L. Gore & Associates Innovation Excellence Prize

W.L. Gore & Associates is a materials science company focused on discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates. We are pleased to present the Gore Innovation Excellence Award to teams that best represent the application of technology to improving lives.

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We can't wait to see all of the incredible ideas you come up with, Diamonds! 💎🌍✨