Reflective Journal

The BiG Challenge Reflective Journal covers all of the final awards as well as giving you the chance to tell us about the skills you have learnt, the experiences you have had and how you have overcome any challenges.

Students should download the guide to get started - each slide will give you tips to help you make sure you include all the things that the BiG challenge judges will be looking for at the end of the competition. You can use photos or videos; you can upload slides or write an account. You can choose the ways in which you tell us your story. Feel free to add more slides!

Deadline for entries: 4pm on Sunday 19 February 2023


  Reflective Journal - Student Guide

  Download (3.57MB .pptx)

Teachers can find a guide to help support their teams on the Teacher Resources page.

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What ways can I use to complete my Journal?

You can choose how you tell us your BiG Challenge story. You might want to think about some of these ways:

  • Short 5 minute video
  • PowerPoint with a voice over
  • PowerPoint with photos and notes
  • Written journal
  • A combination of these

 Important! Please DO NOT include links from school accounts as the judges will not be able to access these. Where possible, all your entries should be sent as attachments.

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What does my Journal need to cover?

Your Reflective Journal needs to tell us everything about your BiG Challenge journey, from start to finish.

The guide will take you through:

  • Teamwork
  • Creativity
  • Problem Solving
  • Aiming High
  • Sustainability
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Made in Sheffield
  • Innovation
  • Visual Media
  • Use of Technology
  • Cashflow, Finances & Profit
  • What did you learn?

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How do I submit my journal?

Before you submit, check through to make sure you have told us everything about your BiG Challenge journey.

Where possible, all entries should preferably be sent as attachments, but if you have included links, make sure that these work and that anyone can open them (DO NOT send links from your school account, as the judges will not be able to access these!)

When you’re happy with your Journal, please send it to:

Email subject needs to be: “Your team name – BC Reflective Journal”

Deadline for entries: 4pm on Sunday 19 February 2023

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