The best JA companies of the year are chosen in the Uskalla Yrittää final. The main award categories are the best company on elementary, upper secondary and higher education levels. In addition to the main awards there are awards in other categories too.

The best companies in Finland are chosen by a jury of professionals from the business life. The jury will investigate the operation of the companies for two days.

The best JA company in Finland

Read the description of the contest and jury's criteria – JA Company Programme (elementary and upper secondary level)

Read the description of the contest and jury's criteria – JA Start Up Program (higher education level)

Awards for best JA companies

Elementary school

The best JA company from the elementary level gets to spend a day with Microsoft to explore the activities and culture of the company. The award includes possible travel expenses for the students and their teacher.

The award day will be 29.5.2018 from 9 to 15 in Espoo.

Upper secondary level

The best JA company of the upper secondary level represents Finland in the competition for the European championship in Serbia in July 2018.

Read more about the final.

Higher education level

The best JA company of the NY Start Up programme represents Finland in the European championship in Latvia in June 2018.

Read more about the final.

Award categories open for all levels

The best pitch of the trade fair
The social media presence award

Award categories in the JA Company Program

The best salesperson (separately for elementary level and upper secondary level
The best fair stand
Suomen Yrittäjät Signature Award: The best product


Fennia Signature Award: The best service

Award categories in the JA Start Up Program

Elo Signature Award: The best innovation
The best salesperson
The best business presentation