Saturday, June 19, 2021

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Better Business Bureau Serving Central East Texas (BBB) annually sponsors a video contest open to students in grades 9-12 who reside within the 19 counties BBB serves. Cash prizes will be awarded to students and their schools for entries receiving first, second, and third place. The creator(s) of the 3 winning videos will be given up to $500, and up to $2500 will be given to their corresponding high schools. Winners will be determined by how well the entry adheres to BBB’s brand, expresses this year’s theme “Advertise Honestly,” the quality of the video’s production, and the number of votes the video receives on the contest website.

The competition provides an opportunity for high school students to creatively learn the values of BBB – trust, honesty, reliability, and integrity – and challenges them to discover how these values can be applied in their everyday lives. Contestants will also gain valuable marketing experience because they are challenged to get the most votes by promoting their videos on social media.

“Aside from the benefit to the students,” Mechele Agbayani, President and CEO of BBB serving Central East Texas said. “This is also a wonderful opportunity for their schools.”

This year’s sponsor is SRV Vivid. “Since its inception in 2018, our company has worked to elevate lives of the people in the East Texas Community. That’s why we are so proud to sponsor this year’s Better Business Bureau Student Video Contest”, S.E. Greene, CEO and Executive Creative Director for SRV Vivd said.

The video submission deadline is March 15, 2021, and the winners will be announced during the televised 2021 BBB Awards in May of 2021.  Eligible students must attend a registered High School within the 19 counties BBB serves. To register your school, go to bbbvideocontest.org. For more information, please contact Coleman Sweirc at (903) 581-5704, ext. 108 or csweirc@easttexas.bbb.org

About BBB: BBB is a nonprofit, business-supported organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. Most BBB services to consumers are free of charge. BBB provides objective advice, free BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.3 million companies, 11,000 charity reviews, dispute resolution services, alerts, and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust. Visit bbb.org for more information. There are over 100 local, independent BBBs across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, including BBB Serving Central East Texas, which was founded in 1985 and serves 19 counties.