National Student Marketing Competition



2016 National Student Marketing Competition

Congratulations to all nine teams for the fine work, detailed research and incredibly creative marketing campaigns!

2016 National Student Marketing Competition 1st place winner.

1st Place
Concordia University Texas, Austin

2015 National Student Marketing Competition 2nd place winner.

2nd Place
Concordia College—New York, Bronxville

2015 National Student Marketing Competition 3rd place winner.

3rd Place
Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota


About LCEF's National Student Marketing Competition

The fifth annual National Student Marketing Competition, sponsored by the Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF), is an all-day marketing competition where teams present a marketing plan to a group of prominent judges. The judges score them and a winner is announced and awarded a $5,000 prize. Open to the Concordia University System Schools, LCEF is proud to partner with these young leaders.

The 2016 competition assignment asks students to develop a comprehensive plan that raises the awareness of LCEF and how it impacts the LCMS, and ultimately on communities and individuals—how LCEF is a catalyst for empowered ministries and people sharing the Gospel. The campaign should motivate LCMS members to actively become a partner through an investment, a loan, a gift or the use of a support service.

The competition culminates April 15, 2016, at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis, Missouri, with presentations by the participating teams.

LCEF looks forward to the opportunity to interact with Concordia University students and providing them with a unique "real world" educational experience. We also look forward to the reverse mentoring the students provide when they share their view of the world. In addition to the benefit of the experience, the teams also take home a monetary award for their schools.