20 Years of Competition
The 2024 Bayou Sales Challenge marks the 20th year of competition!
Located along Bayou Lafourche at Nicholls State University, the annual sales competition is traditionally home to, what has come to be known as, a highly competitive regional sales competition. Each year, participating universities send their top sales students (and those who are learning) to showcase their sales talent and knowledge in front of company representatives who serve as the competition's judges.
We are excited to bring the 2024 competition back to the Nicholls State campus!
History and Dedication
In 2003, with a generous donation from Northwestern Mutual, Nicholls' state-of-the-art and interactive sales lab was built. Later that fall, the first Bayou Sales Challenge was held. In 2005, the competition was cancelled due to Hurricane Katrina, which made 2006 quite productive with a competition each semester. In 2012, the decision was made to move the competition to the spring semester, and in 2020 the competition was cancelled due to an unforeseen circumstance. Now we are in the 18th year and ready to compete face to face again!