Annually 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 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. The award is available to individuals/companies/institutions in Oklahoma. The endeavor/solution/activity submitted must be accessible to the public or can be immediately shared, adopted or adapted by others. The applicant must demonstrate creative applications to an endeavor, solution or activity.
Love’s Creative SPARKS! recognizes and awards students with creative ideas who use their imagination to envision a more creative learning environment. These ideas can be put into action in their school community. There are seven cash prizes (Two elementary school, two middle school, and two high school prizes, and one overall grand prize) that will be awarded to the school and students selected. These cash awards encourage implementation of the student’s ideas, and are to be used to provide seed funding for their project.
The Creative Business Cup is a national and international competition for new and established entrepreneurs from creative industries around the world. Creative Oklahoma, along with the National Creativity Network, brought the Creative Business Cup to the United States in 2012 when Creative Oklahoma was selected as the National Host Organization for the United States competition.