Entry guidelines

  • Entries must be submitted by May 31, 2019 (by 4:30pm CDT) via the online entry form below, where students will provide a YouTube link to their video. Top ten (10) finalists will then send or upload their video file.

  • The contest theme is “Embody Integrity.” Using the BBB Standards of Trust, demonstrate how one embodies integrity when making an ethical decision.  Show the dilemma, decision making process, and actions. 

  • All entries must reflect the theme.

  • No entry fee is required.

  • Video submission must two (2) minutes or less in length.

  • Students can only enter one (1) originally produced video.

  • Entry must be new and original work.

  • One applicant per entry.

  • Nudity, profanity, explicit violence, drug use, or references to drug use are grounds for rejection.

  • Applicants are solely responsible for their film production - this includes obtaining appropriate releases for all persons who appear on-camera, including minors and their parents/guardians, see provided release. If music is used in the video, the use of original music or royal­ty-free music is required. See royalty-free music links in the below “Video Scholarship Cheat Sheet.” Proper release forms must be presented for music with a copyright. Any material that is found without proper licensing will be rejected.

  • The submission must include the video title, student’s name, age, and current school.

  • Along with the actual submission, the entry form must be signed. By signing the entry form, the student acknowl­edges they have read and understood this rules and guidelines form, as well as the terms and conditions form. A submission without a signed entry form will be rejected.

  • The entry becomes the property of Better Business Bureau. Entries may be used in future promotions, events, or marketing campaigns.

  • Although all cast/crew must sign the entry form, the name listed beside “Applicant’s Name” will be the only one that is eligible to receive awards.

  • Entries are due Friday, May 31, 2019 (by 4:30pm CDT). Winners will be notified in July 2019 and honored at a BBB event.