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BBB Offers High School Students Opportunities To Win Cash Awards In Its 2020 Video Contest And Student Of Integrity Award Scholarships

Jan 14, 2020 | ,

Omaha, Neb. — Better Business Bureau (BBB) is providing two contests for public, private and home-schooled high school students in its service area – Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plans (all counties in Kansas except Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami, and Wyandotte) and Southwest Iowa (Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie and Shelby counties).

One is a BBB Video Contest. All high school students, regardless of grade level, are eligible to enter. The other is the annual BBB Student of Integrity Award Scholarships for seniors. Both of these competitions are made possible by BBB’s Education Foundation. This Foundation exists to educate consumers about marketplace issues and charitable giving practices, and it seeks to reinforce BBB’s mission of advancing marketplace trust.

BBB’s Video Contest provides an opportunity for high school students to creatively learn the values of BBB – trust, honesty, reliability, and objectiveness – helping them discover how these ideas can be applied in their everyday lives. Contestants will gain valuable marketing experience because they are also challenged to get the most views on the contest’s website by promoting their videos that will be posted on bbbvideocontest.org.

Students may enter individually or form teams of two to four people. First and second place prizes will be given in each of the following areas:

  • Metro Omaha/Southwest Iowa
  • Lincoln/Greater Nebraska
  • South Dakota
  • The Kansas Plains

Five hundred dollars cash will be awarded to the creators of the winning videos, and a $2,000 donation of video equipment will be given to each of their schools. In addition, $250 cash will be awarded to the second place videos, and $1,000 for video equipment will be given to their schools. Winners will be determined by how well their entries adhere to BBB’s brand, express the themes “Start With Trust” or “Ask BBB,” the production quality and how many times their videos were viewed on the contest’s website.

Video submission/promotion begins on February 3, 2020, and ends on February 28, 2020. Winners will be announced on Friday, March 13, 2020.

BBB will be awarding Student of Integrity Award Scholarships of $2,000 to twelve high school seniors from its service area. Three scholarships will be given to students from Metro Omaha/Southwest Iowa (Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, and Shelby counties), Metro Lincoln/Greater Nebraska, South Dakota and The Kansas Plans (all counties in Kansas except Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami, and Wyandotte.)

The BBB Student of Integrity Awards was created in 2007 to recognize and nurture future ethical business leaders. Independent panels of judges from the academic and business communities in Omaha, Lincoln, Sioux Falls, and Wichita select the scholarship recipients from their region who best demonstrate a commitment to honesty and accountability inside and outside of the classroom.

The Application Guide with full details about the contest, the Application Form and the Recommendation Form can be downloaded by going to bbb.org/nebraska (students in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa), bbb.org/south-dakota (students in South Dakota) or bbb.org.kansas-plains (students in The Kansas Plains) and clicking on “Student of Integrity Award Scholarships.”

All application materials must be sent to the BBB, postmarked no later than Friday, March 6, 2020. BBB’s offices are listed in the Application Guide.

If you have any questions about either of these contests, please call the BBB at 800-649-6814 #8526 or 880-649-6814 #8550.

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