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 18, 2017 – October 20, 2017: Submissions accepted until 5 p.m. on October 20.
October 27, 2017: Finalists teams are announced.
November 3, 2017 – November 30, 2017: Development of final proposals.
November 30, 2017: Videos completed and submitted.
December 4, 2017 – December 8, 2017: Voting period.
December 11-15, 2017: 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 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 an advertising release form. During the voting period, the official voting rules apply to the finalists’ entries.