About Contest

BBB Serving East Texas has created an interactive contest that involves students from participating local schools to deliver a message of trust. BBB’s Student Video Contest gives students real world experience by creating a 30 second video while constructing a social marketing campaign to promote the message.

BBB works directly with the participating schools and faculty to organize a multi-school competition for their students. BBB actively presents the contest to participating students and provides judging, guidelines, curriculum and this website to facilitate the contest. Students can partner up in teams, or alone, to produce an engaging 30 second video that follows a unique theme.

About Contest

BBB serving East Texas has created an interactive contest that involves students from participating local schools to deliver a message of trust. BBB’s Student Video Contest gives students real world experience by creating a 30 second video while constructing a social marketing campaign to promote the message.

BBB works directly with the participating schools and faculty to organize a multi-school competition for their students. BBB actively presents the contest to participating students and provides judging, guidelines, curriculum and this website to facilitate the contest. Students can partner up in teams, or alone, to produce an engaging 30 second video that follows a unique theme.

Students have up to 8-10 weeks to script, shoot, and edit the videos using school resources, and then submit the video to be judged.

Once the video is approved for judging, BBB will make the video public and students must promote and market their video through social and traditional marketing channels. Videos are then given a 4-6 week timeframe to be promoted. BBB works with a national agency Platypus – Media, Advertising, & Design to judge each video on quality, messaging, and production value, while tallying all the votes received online from the students marketing efforts.

BBB works with local media channels, including news stations, to help promote the contest and will announce the winners publicly. Individual prizes, scholarships, and video equipment donations are awarded to the participants and we have had the pleasure of even giving the winning students on-air TV time.

BBB Code of Business Practices

BBB’s Code of Business Practices represents sound advertising, selling and customer service practices that enhance customer trust and confidence in business. The code is built on the BBB Standards for Trust, eight principles that summarize important elements of creating and maintaining trust in business.

This code also represents standards for business accreditation by BBB. Businesses based in the United States, Canada and Mexico that meet these standards and complete application procedures will be accredited by BBB.

Read more at BBB Code of Business Practices.

BBB Business Practices
BBB Business Practices

BBB Code of Business Practices:

BBB’s Code of Business Practices represents sound advertising, selling and customer service practices that enhance customer trust and confidence in business. The code is built on the BBB Standards for Trust, eight principles that summarize important elements of creating and maintaining trust in business.

This code also represents standards for business accreditation by BBB. Businesses based in the United States, Canada and Mexico that meet these standards and complete application procedures will be accredited by BBB.

Read more at BBB Code of Business Practices.

About Dallas BBB

About BBB Serving East Texas

BBB is a nonprofit, business-supported organization which sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior.  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. 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.

The International Association of Better Business Bureaus (IABBB) is the network hub for BBBs in the US, Canada and Mexico. Like BBBs, IABBB is dedicated to fostering honest and responsive relationships between businesses and consumers — instilling consumer confidence and advancing a trustworthy marketplace for all.

Our Vision:

An ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers trust each other.

Our Mission:

BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. We do this by:

  • Setting standards for marketplace trust
  • Encouraging and supporting best practices by engaging with and educating consumers and businesses
  • Celebrating marketplace role models
  • Calling out and addressing substandard marketplace behavior
  • Creating a community of trustworthy businesses and charities

Does your school want to participate?

BBB sees trust as a function of two primary factors – integrity and performance. Integrity includes respect, ethics and intent. Performance speaks to a business’s track record of delivering results in accordance with BBB standards and/or addressing customer concerns in a timely, satisfactory manner.

BBB ensures that high standards for trust are set and maintained. We exist so consumers and businesses alike have an unbiased source to guide them on matters of trust. We provide educational information and expert advice that is free of charge and easily accessible.

BBB Accreditation is an honor – and not every business is eligible. Businesses that meet our high standards are invited to join BBB. Businesses deemed to meet Accreditation Standards are presented to the BBB’s Board (or designees) for review and acceptance as a BBB Accredited Business. To read more about our Accreditation Standards, click here.

All BBB accredited businesses have agreed to live up to our Standards for Trust, a comprehensive set of best practices for how businesses should treat the public in a fair and honest manner. To review our Standards for Trust, click here.

BBB does not compare businesses against each other but rather evaluates businesses against our standards – and our standards clearly speak to the character and competence of an organization.

BBB is the resource to turn to for objective, unbiased information on businesses. Our network of BBBs allows us to monitor and take action on thousands of business issues affecting consumers at any given time.

BBB is your key adviser, most reliable evaluator and most objective expert on the topic of trust in the marketplace.