Contest highlights

The Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois is looking for students who Embody Integrity. You can win a $2,500 scholarship towards higher education by producing a two (2) minute or less video, using the BBB Standards of Trust to demonstrate how one embodies integrity:

1. Build Trust
2. Advertise Honestly
3. Tell the Truth
4. Be Transparent
5. Honor Promises
6. Be Responsive
7. Safeguard Privacy
8. Embody Integrity

The 2019 BBB Embody Integrity Video Scholarship is sponsored by the Educational Foundation of the Better Business Bureau Serving Chicago and Northern Illinois, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.   

This contest is open for all public and private high school seniors and college students in the following counties in BBB’s service area of Chicago & Northern Illinois (Boone, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, JoDavies, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, Will, Winnebago).  

Entries must be submitted by May 31, 2019 (by 4:30pm CDT)

For questions and inquiries email scholarship@chicago.bbb.org


Judging and Awards

A panel of judges will determine the top ten (10) finalists including the four (4) grand prize scholarship winners based on totals in the following categories.

  • Theme: How well does the entry express the theme of “Embody Integrity?” How does the video demonstrate the BBB Standards of Trust? How does the video demonstrate ethical decision making?

  • Communication: Is the entry comprehendible and easy to understand? How does the entry make the audience feel? How does the entry use humor, or other emotions?

  • Creativity/Originality: How innovative and artistic is the entry? How does the entry use storytelling?

  • Production: How well is the entry produced? (script, direction, camera movement, lighting, editing, etc.)

  • Need: A written of statement in one-hundred (100) words or less, students must explain their need for a $2,500 scholarship.

  • Community Service/Leadership: A written of statement in one-hundred (100) words or less, students must explain how they embody integrity through their community service and leadership experiences.

Community Choice winner will be chosen from the top ten (10) finalists, determined by most “likes” per BBB YouTube video entry. Community Choice voting starts June 17th and ends July 3rd at 4:30pm CDT.


PRIZES

BBB giftbags will be awarded to the top ten (10) finalists. Scholarships will be awarded to the four (4) grand prize winners. An additional Community Choice winner will be selected through most “likes” on entry YouTube. Participants may place as a finalist and also win Community Choice.    

Four Grand Prize Winners: $2,500 Scholarship
Top Ten Finalists: BBB Gift Bag

Community Choice: Camera Prize Package

Entries must be submitted by May 31, 2019 (by 4:30pm CDT) via the online entry form. Winners will be notified by email or phone in July 2019. Top four grand prize winning students are strongly encouraged to be available to receive their award in person at the 2019 Torch Awards for Ethics luncheon on November 20, 2019. If not able to attend event, winners are required to produce a short 10-second introduction video to be shared at the event.