Students: Your Plant-Based Innovation Could Win $2,500


Your idea for a plant-based product could win you $2,500 through Project SOY Plus!

Project SOY has been around for 23 years, encouraging U of G students to develop innovative products and marketing strategies for soybeans. This year, the competition has expanded to include innovations using any plant species.

This revamped competition is open to all Guelph and Ridgetown campus students at all levels. Students from any field of study are encouraged to enter.

Previous winners have included:

  • Liqueurs
  • Cheese
  • Condoms
  • Cosmetics

Project submissions are judged in science-fair format at a finale event for the opportunity to win cash prizes.

How to participate

Project SOY Plus welcomes individual and group submissions. Each project must be supported by a faculty mentor. Need help finding a mentor? Project SOY Plus organizers can help.

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Conduct background research
  2. Develop an idea and register in the contest
  3. Determine if your idea will work
  4. Write a final project report
  5. Assemble a project display for judging

Registration forms are due Nov. 15.

For more information, please contact Sean Mitchell, Project SOY Coordinator,