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Better Business Bureau High School Student Video Contest Offers Cash Prizes

January 23, 2023- Tyler – 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 “The sign of a better business,” by using the BBB Standards for Trust as a guide.  More information may be found on the contest website and at


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 video 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.”


The video submission deadline is March 9, 2023, and the winners will be announced during the televised 2023 BBB Awards for Excellence in May of 2023.  Eligible students must attend a registered High School within the 19 counties BBB serves. To register your school, go to For more information, please contact Kevin Berber at (903) 581-6148 or


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. Since 1912, BBB has helped people make smarter buying decisions, and BBB is evolving to meet today’s fast changing marketplace needs. BBB sets standards for ethical business behavior and monitors compliance. Over 400,000 Accredited Businesses meet and commit to our high standards. BBB Central East Texas was founded in 1985 and serves 19 counties.


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