Criteria & Eligibility
The Spark Awards is open to for-profit organizations located within Central Ohio and the 21-county BBB service areas, found HERE. Firms need not be BBB accredited. At least one member of the leadership team of the organization are the age of thirty-five years or younger to apply. There is no limitation on company size.
A company is not eligible if any of the following conditions apply:
Entries are evaluated by an independent, voluntary panel of judges comprised of
business and community leaders. Remember, since the judges do not know your organization, your videos and/or written submission (including examples, stories and documents) should provide a robust and accurate description of the organization’s culture.
Bring your entrepreneurial organization to life and tell the story of how your business lives out character, culture and community through online written entries. There is also a required video testimonial component, 3-minute (max.). This video should come from your team - rally them to take up the cause of how their organization's leader embodies Character, Culture and Community. Video submission can be completed via DropBox | YouTube | Vimeo, at www.bbbsparkaward.com. Deadline is March 31, 2017.
If selected as a Spark Awards recipient, we will need full-access and rights to your video- to be used at the Startup Storytellers event as well as future BBB and Center for Character Ethics events; etc. By submitting this entry, you agree to these terms.
We fully understand that no leader, nor their company is perfect; each company is unique and has different experiences and policies. We encourage you to be creative and find examples of your leaders’/organization’s practices that best exemplify how character, community and/or culture is a part of the DNA of your organization.
The following procedures are compatible to an online submission process.