FLORENCE – The finals for the Shoals Idea Audition is scheduled for Tuesday, November 10.

Participants’ initial pitch will take place on Monday, November 9 via Zoom. The final pitches will take place via Facebook live on Tuesday, November 10 at 5:30pm. The finalists will gather at a location that is to be determined in order to pitch live before our panel of judges. The pitches will be broadcast via Facebook Live. All information about the event can be found at www.shoalsideaaudition.com.

The Shoals Idea Audition is designed to foster new businesses, help entrepreneurs polish their presentations, and introduce community leaders who might be instrumental in making their ideas a reality. For the seventh year, hopeful participants will have an opportunity to present their business ideas to a panel of area professionals. The top-scoring idea will be awarded a $5,000 cash prize, with $2,500 and $1,000 to second- and third-place winners, respectively.

Last year, Lillian Glanton won the event with her idea to develop Muscle Shoals Song Rooms, a music venue in Sheffield near the Muscle Shoals Sound building where songwriters can have a creative space to advance their skills.

The submission deadline for ideas is October 30. To register your idea or for full information, please visit the Shoals Idea Audition website: www.shoalsideaaudition.com

Shoals Idea Audition is a Shoals Shift event supported by Innovation Sponsor Bank Independent, the Shoals Economic Development Authority, the University of North Alabama, and the Shoals Chamber of Commerce.