2022

Community Spark Awards

These financial brands have left remarkable impacts on their communities. Help us decide which brands should be our three winners!

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Recognizing Community Efforts

How is your financial brand leaving their mark as a community hero? The annual Social Assurance Community Spark Awards recognizes banks and credit unions for their unique efforts to better the community through volunteerism, philanthropy, and development initiatives.

Each year, we ask financial brands to share one initiative they headed that directly impact the communities they serve. Nominate an initiative or project that your financial brand here and we’ll help you make more of a difference by making a donation to an organization of your brand’s choosing.

What Your Community Could Win

The Community Spark team recognizes financial brands as community heroes. To recognize and further their impacts, three national winners will receive:

  • 1st place: $400 Donation from Community Spark to a Nonprofit Organization of Their Choice
  • 2nd place: $200 Donation from Community Spark to a Nonprofit Organization of Their Choice
  • 3rd place: $100 Donation from Community Spark to a Nonprofit Organization of Their Choice

Our 2022 Community Spark Award Finalists

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1st Bank Yuma

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Williamstown Bank

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Bank of Forest

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Cornhusker Bank

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Tennessee Members 1st
Federal Credit Union

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Great Lakes Credit Union

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NorthRidge Community
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Check out last year’s winner and finalists below!

The Community Spark Awards Winners made sparks across their communities by bolstering small business economies, matching employee donations to nonprofit organizations, and fostering financial literacy in students. Read more about their stories below!

Contest Timeline

Submission Period


April 18 – May 9

Community Spark Awards is accepting submissions and nominations.

Voting Period


May 13 – May 18

Final 10 submissions are open for the public to vote on.

Celebrate


May 24

The top three submissions with the most votes win! Winners announced on Social Assurance website.

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View Official Contest Rules Here

ELIGIBILITY
The Contest is open to legal U.S. residents, Social Assurance (“Sponsor”) customers and non-customers who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid e-mail account prior to the beginning of the Contest Period. Entrant must work for a financial institution to be eligible (i.e. bank or credit union). Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant. The Contest is not open to Social Assurance employees and members of their immediate family.

CONTEST PERIOD
The Contest begins April 18, 2022 at 10 a.m. CT (“Contest Period”). All entries (“Submissions”) must be received by May 9, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. CT. The Sponsor reserves the right to shorten or extend the Contest Period at any time and at their sole discretion. An internal committee within Social Assurance will choose 10 finalists based on the grading rubric outlined below. Finalists will be announced on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter on May 13.

HOW TO ENTER
Method of entry into the Contest: Online entries only through this landing page (“Landing Page”) by May 9, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Social posts on Social Assurance’s Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram will all be made throughout the entry period directing entrants to this page. Direct messages, emails, or other forms of entry will not be accepted.

WINNER SELECTION
All eligible entries (as referenced in “HOW TO ENTER”) received during the Submission Period will be entered to win the prize. The internal committee will choose ten finalists based on the grading rubric outlined below. Sponsor reserves the right to extend or shorten the contest at their sole discretion. The top three winners will be selected after a public voting period (“Public Voting Period”) from May 13, 2022 through May 18, 2022 through the same Landing Page used to collect submissions during the Submission Period. All votes must be entered by 11:59 p.m. CT on May 18, 2022 to be counted towards vote totals.

Instructions for collecting the Prize will be sent to the winning users via email addresses provided during the Submission Period. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her email account for prize notification and any other communications related to this Contest. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by Administrator (or Sponsor) within ten (10) days, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize.

PRIZES
First Place: $400 donation to organization of winner’s choosing, Community Spark certificate and T-shirt.
Second Place: $200 donation to organization of winner’s choosing, Community Spark certificate and T-shirt.
Third Place: $100 donation to organization of winner’s choosing, Community Spark certificate and T-shirt.

*Organization chosen must be a certified and registered 501(3)c organization.

Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt, and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.

ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS
Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Contest, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting of these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Contest is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Contest, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the Contests cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.

INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, THE FACEBOOK PLATFORM, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE CONTEST.

PUBLICITY
By participating, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use the submission copy, photo, organization logo, his/her name, likeness or comments for publicity purposes without payment, except where prohibited by law.

CONTEST SPONSORS
This contest is sponsored by:
Social Assurance
151 N 8th St suite 300
Lincoln, NE 68508