OPPJAR SCHOLARS RULES AND INFORMATION
To help fund your future, OppJar is offering the opportunity to compete for a scholarship by submitting a moving video and essay telling us more about you! Simply submit a 10-20 second video along with an essay of 500 words or less telling us about your strength, capacity to overcome adversity, and/or ability to stretch for your goals. Nine of the most inspirational stories will be chosen by the selection committee, and these stories will be posted via social media for voting along with a link to your OppJar account where members of the general public can make cash contributions directly into your OppJar account.
Winners of the Contest will each receive a scholarship award in the form of a cash contribution into their OppJar account, accessible upon turning 18 years of age:
First place = $2,000
Second place = $1,000
Third place = $500
ELIGIBILITY and HOW TO ENTER:
All applicants are required to submit an application via the official contest link, by midnight, PST on February 26th, 2021. Applications must be complete, including parent/guardian release form.
All applicants are required to have an active OppJar account by February 26th, 2021
APPLICATION and SELECTION TIMELINE:
Applications will be accepted from February 1st, 2021 through March 1st, 2021
Finalists will be notified on March 4th, 2021 and have their stories shared on social media starting on March 19th, 2021. Engagement and interaction will be tallied through April 26th, 2021.
Winners will be announced on May 1 on Social Media. Winners will also receive a direct email communication congratulating them on their win.
Scholarship funds will be deposited into the winner's OppJar account by no later than May 28, 2021.
SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT:
OppJar will post each finalist’s story on our social media channels, and the winners of the Contest will be selected based on which finalist’s post receives the most social media engagement (shares, likes, reactions, and comments) during the finalist phase. For purposes of the Contest, “social media engagement” will be calculated based on the point system below:
TOTAL POINTS = Facebook Engagement + Instagram Engagement + Twitter Engagement + LinkedIn Engagement
Facebook Engagement = (2x each share) + (1x each like) + (1x each comment)
Instagram Engagement = (2x each re-post) + (1x each like) + (1x each comment)
Twitter Engagement = (2x each retweet) + (1x each like) + (1x each comment)
LinkedIn Engagement = (2x each share) + (1x each like/reaction) + (1x each comment)
NOTE: Points will be calculated based on Shares/Re-Posts/Retweets, Likes, Reactions, and Comments of posts created by OppJar on behalf of each finalist.
Entries and incorporated items/video components must be wholly owned by the participant. Each participant warrants and represents that they are the independent creator of the submitted entry; that the entry is original and owned by the participant; that the entry is free of claims by other parties. The participant is solely responsible for any copyright infringement. More specifically, participants agree not to violate any laws pertaining to copyrighted or non-distributable materials including but not limited to music/sound recordings, artwork, graphics (photos, images, logos, etc.). Royalty free music can be downloaded from freeplaymusic.com Incomplete entries will be disqualified. Rules are subject to change without notice.
The OppJar Scholars Contest (“the Contest”) is hosted by OppJar, Inc. (“OppJar”) in accordance with the rules and eligibility requirements included herein. The Contest is not affiliated with Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter.