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2018 Service Above Selfie Contest

Enter for a chance to WIN $5000 for Your Non-Profit

Snap a Selfie and Join the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids in Boosting Community Service

Rotary is about helping our communities and families in need through community service.
This contest is a fun way to put extra money behind those efforts.

1. Volunteer at your favorite local non-profit.

2. Snap a selfie of you or your group in action.

Entries will be accepted between January 15 and March 4, 2018.

3. Post your photo with the hashtag #serviceselfie18

to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or email your photo to us by clicking here.
To ensure we receive your entry, please post your photo as “public” and tag the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids.

4. Tell your friends!

The more your post is shared and liked the greater your non-profit’s chance of winning!
*Please see below for contest terms & conditions.

 

 

1st Prize – $5,000           2nd Prize – $2,000           3rd Prize – $1,000

The Rotary Club of Grand Rapids will pick a list of finalists in early March.
Winners will be announced at the Frederik Meijer Service Above Self Award Dinner event on March 21, 2018.

 

 

 





5 hours ago
RT @TFTWM: Starting off our 2018 campaign for the #serviceselfie18 award with this gem of Coach Andre with Josh at the Dr. Martin Luther Ki… MattTiedgen photo
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RT @GRCMuseum: Attention GRCM volunteers! Take a selfie while volunteering at the museum and post it with the hashtag “serviceselfie18” bet… thomeplay photo
4 days ago
Attention GRCM volunteers! Take a selfie while volunteering at the museum and post it with the hashtag “serviceselfie18” between now and March 4, and we could receive between one and five thousand dollars from the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids. https://t.co/YDvZl2wvqJ GRCMuseum photo
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Calling all volunteers in @CityGrandRapids, enter the @GRRotary "Service Above Selfie" Contest for the opportunity to win up to $5,000 for your #nonprofit. Use #serviceselfie18 Click here for details: https://t.co/PMq4tNdMUV https://t.co/mwTWsnfUfB MattTiedgen photo
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@MillerJohnson is proud to sponsor the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids Service Above Self Selfie Contest. Neil Marchand talks to @WGVURadio host Shelley Irwin about the campaign. #serviceselfie18 #WGVU Listen at https://t.co/SEe08lpSmH @GRRotary
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Grateful for Coach Ryan of the @McCahillGroup for leading Fitness Nights for our students. Check out this #serviceselfie18 from last night's session! #golffitness https://t.co/Simkd4mzW1 TFTWM photo
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Starting off our 2018 campaign for the #serviceselfie18 award with this gem of Coach Andre with Josh at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast put on this morning. #nextgeneration #keepkidsoncourse https://t.co/wSALUo9vY7 TFTWM photo

 

Contest Description:
Service Above Selfie:
Open to all volunteers in the community who take a selfie of themselves or their group volunteering. The volunteer posts the picture as public to their Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter account with the hashtag: #serviceselfie18
Contest runs from January 15, 2018 to March 4, 2018. At the end of the campaign, three photos are selected for the following prizes:
First Place Prize: $5,000 donation to a charitable organization in that person’s honor.
Second Place Prize: $2,000 donation to a charitable organization in that person’s honor.
Third Place Prize: $1,000 donation to a charitable organization in that person’s honor.
All charitable donations are subject to our rules of entry and use of photos for marketing and publicity purposes. The Rotary Club of Grand Rapids Charities Foundation will make the prize checks payable to the organization for whom the individual volunteered.
We will announce the Service Above Selfie Awards at our Service Above Self Award dinner on March 21, 2018. The individual who posted the photo, their guest, and the Executive Director of the organization for whom the individual volunteered will be invited to the Service Above Self Award dinner.
How the Winners are Selected:
The Rotary Club of Grand Rapids’ Service Above Selfie Committee will select five selfies based on the following criteria:
1. The Selfie’s creativity and interest — are you having fun?
2. The impact of the volunteer project on the community
3. The Selfie’s engagement of the online community, measured by how many times the post was shared and / or liked
4. The Service Above Selfie Committee will place emphasis on pictures depicting one or more of Rotary’s six areas of focus:
a. Promoting Peace
b. Fighting Disease
c. Providing Clean Water
d. Saving Mothers and Children
e. Supporting Education
f. Growing Local Economies
5. Group Selfies will count as one entry into the contest, but the number of times the Selfie is shared and/or liked will increase that Selfie’s rating for the engagement of the online community.
The Service Above Selfie Committee will present the top five entries to the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids’ Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will select the winning entries by vote of the Board of Directors.
To be eligible for a donation from the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids Charities Foundation, the organization for who the individual volunteered must be a 501(c)(3) organization that is organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary, and educational purposes. The Rotary Club of Grand Rapids Charities Foundation may ask the recipient organization for a copy of the organization’s financial statement from the past year and other budget information that may not be contained in the past year’s financial statement.

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