My Ideas

Recognition

Quarterly Rewards

Each quarter (starting in January of every year), a drawing will take place in order to reward an idea submitted to the My Ideas Program. Each idea submitted during a one-quarter period that meets the criteria of a good idea (as determined by the My Ideas Committee; criteria discussed above) will be placed in a random drawing. The idea does not have to be implemented in order to be placed in the drawing or to receive the reward.

The submitter of the winning idea of the random drawing will receive a Missouri State University Bookstore gift card ($30.00 value).

Winning ideas of the Quarterly Reward will still be eligible for the Annual Grand Prize (if their idea meets the criteria). Submitters of winning ideas that receive the Quarterly Award are also eligible to win future Quarterly Rewards for new ideas submitted in future quarters.

Annual Grand Prize

The focus of the Annual Grand Prize will be for those ideas that provide cost savings or increase revenue for the University.  The submitter of the top non-anonymous idea (as determined by Administrative Council) implemented by late fall of a given year will receive:

  • $1,000 paid as supplemental pay
  • Recognition at the appropriate Recognition Banquet(s).

The idea submitted must have demonstrated or resulted in a cost savings or increased revenue for the University of at least $1,500.

Administrative Council reserves the right to not award the Annual Grand Prize in the absence of funding or based on the availability of implementable ideas.