Do you have a fantastic idea for a new business or product? Are you a Richland County resident? You can enter it in the Richland Idea Audition. Complete details, rules and an application are online at richlandcountyfoundation.org. The deadline to apply is August 30. Richland Idea Audition pitch contest is open to the public and will be held on October 16th at 6:30 p.m. at the Ohio State University-Mansfield Founders Hall. The focus of the pitch contest is to support new business, help entrepreneurs get a new business off the ground and introduce entrepreneurs to the community for support. The Richland County Foundation, Richland Area Chamber of Commerce, Richland Community Development Group, the Ohio State University at Mansfield, Braintree Business Development Center, Small Business Development Center at Ashland University and SCORE of North Central Ohio announce a new pitch contest for local entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs will have four minutes to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win a top prize of $5,000. The second place idea will receive $2,500 and third place $1,000. The people who make it through the preliminary round will pitch during a final round of judging. A reception to showcase all the entrepreneurs will be held while the judges select the winners.