You can register for this competition now, at this page. Registration closes November 1.

I notice they’ve been calling it the $100,000 annual Wal-Mart Better Living Business Plan Competition, but I guess that amount is the combined total, because the winners take $20,000 for first place, the way I read it. Here are the details on the registration page:

The Wal-Mart Better Living Business Plan Competition is an opportunity to present plans for a profitable business or product with a positive impact on the environment. This year, a total of 32 schools will be chosen to field school-wide competitions, and winners will attend one of eight on-campus regional competitions. Regional winners go to Arkansas to present in front of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executives, and have the opportunity to win $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000 for their idea! The 32 competing schools will be selected in November 2008, and the final competition will be held in the spring of 2009. We are looking for a diversity of perspectives, so all types of schools and programs are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to schools who can field more than one team to compete at the school level, and either host or provide support for students to attend the regional competitions.

The page is hosted by Net Impact, a website focusing on business schools and their students.

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