2016 Hundred Dollar Project Finalist Voting

Vote starting December 3rd!

Submissions are no longer being accepted. Fourteen finalist teams completed their projects during the month of November and submitted their videos. Watch each of the videos and vote for who you want to win. Voting starts Saturday, December 3rd and ends at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7. You can vote once per day, per person. Winners will be announced the week of December 12.



Teams may consist of students entering their freshman through senior years of high school in the state of Washington or in North Idaho (Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, or Shoshone counties). Teams must consist of at least two high school students. Each team must have a team advisor that is affiliated with a school or club/organization.


August 19, 2016 – October 21, 2016: Submissions accepted until 5 p.m. on October 21st October 28, 2016: Up to 20 finalists announced. October 28, 2016 – November 30, 2016: Development of final proposals. November 30, 2016: Videos completed and submitted. December 3, 2016 – December 7, 2016: Voting period. December 12, 2016: Winners announced. There will be no exceptions to any of the timelines listed in the packet. Late applications will not be considered.

Project selection criteria

Submitted project must be able to be accomplished, or initiated within a one-month time period. Your project may: benefit the community, school or education program; or start a business, invest, be used as a public service announcement, or create awareness. Your project mat not be intended to make a personal purchase or have a personal outcome, such as “to help purchase a new gaming system for my friends and me.”

Submission review and finalist selection

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges selected by STCU. The panel will include STCU employees and community volunteers. Submissions will be scored according to a judging rubric. Submissions receiving the 20 highest scores will be selected as finalists.

$100 grant

Grants will be awarded in the form of a reimbursement to an individual decided by the team. Documentation and receipts must be kept for the use of the $100 and turned in at the time of video entry. If a video is not complete, a refund of the $100 to STCU is required. Teams are not limited to the use of the $100. Monies may be combined with other fundraising activities. In-kind donations are also acceptable.

Official rules and documentation

Before submitting your project, please review the official contest rules and judging rubric. For a complete overview of the Hundred Dollar Project, see our criteria and application document. All participants will be required to complete our advertising release form. During the voting period, the official voting rules apply to the finalists’ entries.