Show your GRADitude for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship!


Just create a video expressing #GRADitudeOR toward someone who has helped you stay on track for high school graduation, and you’ll be in the running!*


  1. Introduce yourself, and tell us why you want to express GRADitude toward the person you chose. Make sure to include #GRADitudeOR.
  2. Tell your special person “thank you” in a meaningful way! If you want ideas, watch some pre-made videos below.
  3. Upload your video to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, use #GRADitudeOR in caption and tag The Promise of Oregon. Posts must be public to be viewed by the judges.


Once you create the video and post to social media, a small panel of Oregon School Boards Association employees or their designees will determine winners based on certain criteria, including:

  • Originality and emotional appeal – the work expresses genuine thoughts and feelings toward another who is deserving of thanks for keeping the student on track to graduate
  • Overall production value (video/audio quality)
  • Two (2) minutes or less in length
  • Student eligibility*


The video contest will run for six weeks beginning April 15, 2018. The best video of each week will be featured on The Promise of Oregon’s social media pages and will qualify for the grand prize. For example, the winner of Week 1 will be selected from videos posted before 11:59 p.m., April 21, 2018. The following weeks’ winners will be judged on those entries received by 11:59 p.m. Saturday, with Week 6 closing on May 26, 2018. The grand prize winner will be selected from among those top six videos.

  • Week 1: April 15-21, 2018
  • Week 2: April 22-28, 2018
  • Week 3: April 29-May 5, 2018
  • Week 4: May 6-12, 2018
  • Week 5: May 13-19, 2018
  • Week 6: May 20-26, 2018


The contest is open to any public high school senior in Oregon. To receive the grand prize of a $1,000 scholarship, the winner must be a graduating senior and demonstrate enrollment in an institution of higher learning (post-12th grade) by Oct. 1, 2018. Entries limited to one video per social media account. Students featured by The Promise of Oregon campaign are encouraged to participate and enter a video.



The Promise of Oregon is promoting the #GRADitudeOR video contest, and promotion is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any other organization.

Best video of each week will be featured on The Promise of Oregon’s social media pages and will qualify for the grand prize. Final judging will be completed and the prospective winner announced by June 15, 2018.

Winning the grand prize requires: responding to queries (including comments or direct messages on social media) from the campaign within 72 hours and providing an MP4 of original video, a head shot photograph of the student and background information for promotional purposes. The $1,000 scholarship money will be sent directly to student’s college of choice. Recipient will be responsible for any applicable taxes.

Submission of an entry will be taken as acceptance of these terms.

Contact The Promise of Oregon at with questions.

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