Platinum Challenge Competition

Sponsored by KPMG and KPMG Foundation

Deadline: Friday, May 31st, 2024 by 11:59 PM EDT


Beta Alpha Psi recognizes that many chapters often go above and beyond what is required to become a Gold Chapter (previously known as Superior Chapter). In an effort to reward these chapters, the KPMG Foundation sponsors the KPMG Platinum (previously known as Gold Chapter) Challenge Competition. The competition lets BAP students put their multimedia skills to use by creating a 5-minute video that explains and/or demonstrates why their chapter deserves the award based on the Guidelines below.

2024 Platinum Challenge Prompt

How are you using innovation and the business skills chapter members are developing through coursework and extracurriculars, to impact your community in a way that is scalable to other chapters?

Additional Guidelines

  • You should address the audience as KPMG partners and professionals.
  • Focus on how your chapter is giving back to the community, leveraging innovation.
    • Tell us about an organization(s) you have assisted.
    • Highlight what skills you used in the execution of your chapter’s community service effort(s) related to finance, accounting and/or information systems.
  • Use both quantitative and qualitative factors in your answer.
    • Quantitative examples include: number of individuals/families assisted, dollars raised/saved, items collected, people trained
    • Qualitative examples include: impact on chapter, the community; skills learned by chapters members, skills contributed by chapter members, impact on sustainability
  • Tell us what you may be doing in your chapter that is unique in your community.
    • Examples include: financial literacy, skills based training, identifying and working with underrepresented populations in your community, food insecurity, working with a local community college.

Click here to hear from a BAP alum and KPMG recruiter to learn more about the challenge.


$3,000, per chapter, up to 10 chapters (which represents the top 5% of all BAP Chapters)


Chapters must meet the following criteria:

  • Been a Gold Chapter (previously known as Superior Chapter) for school year 2023
  • Be a Gold Chapter (Previously known as Superior Chapter) for school year 2024
  • Participated in a mid-year meeting, either as a Chapter Operations presenter or Best Practices competitor.
  • Participate in the 2024 Annual Meeting, either as a Chapter Operations presenter, Best Practices competitor or applicant/participant in Project Run With It.


Chapters wishing to participate in the KPMG Platinum Challenge should review the KPMG Platinum Challenge guidelines. These guidelines will provide you with everything you need to know about the contest, how to apply, and how to submit your video. A KPMG Platinum Challenge nomination form (only submit one nomination form) and individual release form (one for each person that participated in the video) must be completed and submitted with video entry. 

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