Contestant Info

We are now accepting applications!

Here is what you need to know to be a contestant in the next season of C3 Challenge

Show Concept:
  • 9 contestants will be chosen to compete.
  • 3 contestants will compete in each qualifying round in front of our judges.   The 3 winners of each qualifying round will receive $5,000 and advance to the final round
  • 1 contestant will be chosen in the final round to receive the grand prize donation of $25,000.
Applicant requirements:
  • Must be a Christian organization
  • Must be headquartered within 100 miles of Dallas, TX
  • Must be under 2 million in revenue (a copy of your most recent 990 tax form will be requested)
  • Must be in existence for 3+ years

If you meet our requirements, we invite you to apply to be one of our next contestants.

If your application is chosen, you will be notified and asked to sign an agreement and release form, and receive specific filming dates/times.

  • Expect to spend 3-4 days in production:  1 day on location featuring the work of your organization, and 2-3 days in our studio for interviews and qualifying/final rounds.
  • Each contestant will be assigned a coach to assist with crafting a compelling pitch for the qualifying/final round.
  • In each qualifying and final round, contestants will have 2 minutes to present their pitch and answer questions in front of the judges.
  • Viewers of the show will have the opportunity to give to any of the nonprofit contestants.
  • Contestants will be listed on the C3 Challenge website and mentioned in social media posts.


  • Must check all boxes to apply: