State of Creativity Awards
Creative Oklahoma provides a variety of cash and non-cash awards recognizing and encouraging creativity and innovation throughout the state, with a special emphasis on youth. The Love’s Creative SPARKS! awards and the Oklahoma Innovation Prizes provide special recognition to creative accomplishments of Oklahoma youth, as well as young professionals. The Great Inspiration awards are available to all Oklahomans.
Additionally, Creative Oklahoma, in collaboration with the National Creativity Network, was selected as the United States host of the 2012 Creative Business Cup. This global competition will allow for creative industry entrepreneurs around the nation to compete for a chance to travel to Copenhagen to represent the US among other countries participating.
Love’s Creative SPARKS!
Love’s Creative SPARKS! recognizes and awards students with creative ideas who use their imagination to think about a better world. These ideas can also be put into action in a community.
Available to Oklahoma students K-12, which includes public, private, charter, and homeschool students.
Oklahoma Innovation Prize
The Oklahoma Innovation Prize awards and recognizes great ideas and creative initiatives that address improvement in quality of life issues in one’s community, state, nation or world.
Available to High School/College Students and Post-Higher Education Individuals
The Great Inspirations award recognizes and publicizes past and current Oklahomans’ creative endeavors, solutions and/or activities as both a stimulus and an example for other corporations, organizations, communities and educational institutions. These awards are for recognition only.
Available to individuals in Oklahoma
The purpose of Creative Business Cup is to strengthen the business skills of creative entrepreneurs around the world. By participating in the competition each entrepreneur should be able to increase their ability to successfully start up a company based on their creative goals.
Available for entrepreneurs anywhere in the United States