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Cast your vote in our “Make Change Happen” Video Contest!

To celebrate our 95th Anniversary, we asked school groups to submit a short video highlighting an initiative that will have a positive impact on public or private school students from 4k to 12th grade in our communities for a chance to win support funds.
"Make Change Happen" Video Contest winners will each receive $1,923 to help fund their project. The amount matches the year the bank first opened its doors and the bank will award $1,923 in each of its four regions (North, Central, Central MPS, and South).

We were thrilled to receive many terrific video entries for worthwhile projects, and now need your help selecting the winning entries from our finalists.
There are three finalists in each area. Cast your vote by Monday, November 12, 2018 for one video from each region that you think most deserves the funds. Winning videos should explain why the project deserves support. Also, consider the video’s creativity, enthusiasm, and passion in petitioning for the donated funds, and the project’s need and degree of merit to students.
Public voting for this contest has ended. Thank you for your interest!

Please let others know it’s time to vote for their top school project. Share social media posts and tell everyone you see that they can now cast their vote.


Entry Instructions

  • To enter, a video no longer than 2 minutes in length must be submitted by Nov. 2, 2018. The video should tell us about the project, why it deserves $1,923, and how the money would be spent.
  • Winner’s videos could include students, administration, teachers, parents, or staff. Video entries will be considered for their creativity, enthusiasm, and passion in petitioning for the donated funds, as well as, need and degree of merit in supporting students.
  • Entries can assist Schools, Classrooms, Academics, Arts, Athletics, Technology, and Clubs with plans that will have a positive impact on public or private school students 4k to 12th grade.

Contest Rules

No purchase necessary to enter. To celebrate North Shore Bank’s 95th Anniversary, it will present funds in the amount of $1,923 to support four school initiatives. The significance of the $1,923 is that it matches the year North Shore Bank opened its doors. In 1923, North Shore Bank was founded by a group of teachers in Shorewood, Wisconsin, and this video contest aims to back projects that benefit children in our areas of service.

Four $1,923 checks will be awarded to help fund school initiatives, one in each of the following bank areas:

  1. North Region – Brown, Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Oconto, Outagamie, and Winnebago Counties
  2. South Region – Kenosha, Racine, Walworth Counties, and McHenry County, IL
  3. Central Region – Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha Counties
  4. Central Region – Milwaukee Public School (MPS)

North Shore Bank’s “Make Change Happen” Video Contest is an excellent way for students, teachers, parents, co-workers, schools, and staff to present a project need in an entertaining way and receive the necessary funds from the bank to help make it happen.

Entries can assist Schools, Classrooms, Academics, Arts, Athletics, Technology, and Clubs with plans that will have a positive impact on public or private school students 4K to 12th grade.

  1. Eligibility. In order to be eligible to enter the Contest, the Entrant (defined below) must as of the date of entry of submission of the entry (defined below): (1) be a legal resident of Wisconsin or Illinois; (2) be at least 18 years of age; and (3) be associated with a grades 4K through high school (Entrant only).

Eligible Entrants be advocating for a project with in the Bank’s 15-county service areas. In Wisconsin: Brown, Calumet, Door, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Milwaukee, Oconto, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha, and Winnebago. In Illinois: McHenry.
Employees of North Shore Bank ("Sponsor") and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, suppliers, and advertising and promotional agencies, and their families, and persons living in the same household as such employees, officers and directors are not eligible to participate.

Entries that are incomplete, illegible or otherwise not in compliance with these Contest Rules are void and will be disqualified.

All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void outside of Wisconsin and Illinois wherever prohibited by federal, state or local laws.
EntryNo purchase necessary. The Contest nomination entry period begins at 12:01 PM CST on October 7, 2018 and ends at 11:59 PM CST on November 2, 2018. To enter a video during the Contest entry period, visit Online Entry: Visit the North Shore Bank (Bank) website to complete online entry form. 
You will be asked to submit a brief description explaining why your school initiative deserves to win along with the following information: your School (or Schools) full name(s), school address, phone number, email, video URL (Acceptable services are: YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and Instagram). (Please see “Miscellaneous” below for important information about personal information)*.

Initiatives must support public or private school children (4k-12). Only one entry per initiative allowed.

  1. Judging and Selection of Winners. All Contest Nominations will be compiled at the end of the Contest entry period and a total of up to three (3) Entrants will be selected as finalists in the Bank’s North, Central, and South Regions, and Milwaukee Public Schools by a panel of North Shore Bank representatives.

Contest Finalists will be selected by November 5, 2018 and revealed the week of November 5, 2018 on the Bank’s website and within its social media networks. At that time the public will be able to cast online votes for the video that describes a project that will benefit children that they would like to see win $1,923. Only one vote per person, per Bank Region/MPS. Online voting will be available through Monday, November 12, 2018.
During the week of November 12, 2018, North Shore Bank will announce the four winners of a check for $1,923. There will be one winner per Bank region for a total of three (3) winners and one winner for an initiative helping a MPS project.

7. Conduct and Decisions
By participating in the contest, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of Bank personnel. Persons who violate any rules, gain unfair advantage by participating in the contest, or obtain a winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited. The Bank will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules of the contest and the Bank’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of the contest is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of the Bank, the Bank reserves the right to terminate the contest or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as the Bank deems appropriate. All decisions will be made by the Bank and are final. The Bank may waive any of the rules in its sole discretion. Any attempt by a contestant or any other individual to deliberately circumvent, disrupt or damage ordinary and normal operation of this contest or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Bank reserves the right to seek damages from any such participant to the fullest extent permitted by law.

If a selected Winner is disqualified or otherwise forfeits his/her prize, then another eligible Entrant may be selected as a Contest Winner. This process may continue until a Contest Winner is confirmed in accordance with these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry it believes, in its sole discretion, is indecent or otherwise inappropriate. Forfeited prizes may not be awarded.

  1. Prizes. There will be a total of one (1) Contest Winner per Bank Region and MPS. The four Video Contest Winners will each receive $1,923 for their school.

Odds of winning a prize depend on the nature, quality and number of eligible Entries received. Within thirty (30) days of receipt by Sponsor of the signed affidavits of eligibility and liability/publicity releases from all Contest Winners, all Winners will receive all of the prizes identified above.

All taxes and all other expenses associated with the acceptance and/or use of a prize awarded hereunder whether or not specifically included in the applicable prize descriptions are the sole responsibility of All Winners, in this case the Winner’s school. All Winners are advised to seek counsel regarding tax liability associated with their respective prize. All Winners will be required to fill out a Form 1099 to be provided by Sponsor.

Any person winning over $600 from the Bank will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.
No substitution of prize by a Contest Winner is permitted. Prizes are not transferable (unless otherwise approved in advance by Sponsor). All Winners may be required to provide additional documentation to Sponsor in connection with the Contest.

  1. Liability Disclaimer.  All Winners assume all liability for any damages caused or claimed to be caused in connection with his or her participation in the Contest and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of any prize, and releases Sponsor, including, without limitation, its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, suppliers, advertising and promotional agencies and each of their respective employees, officers and directors, from any and all such liability. Entry in the Contest constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use All Winners’ names, city, state, likeness, biographical information and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity without compensation of any kind or nature. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use All Winners’ names, city, state, likeness, biographical information, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity without compensation of any kind or nature.  


  1. Miscellaneous.  Each Contest Entrant agrees that Sponsor and its designees shall have the perpetual, worldwide right to edit, publish and use the entry he/she submitted, or that he/she is the subject of, in any way and in any media for trade, advertising, promotional and/or other purposes as Sponsor may determine without further consideration to Contest Winner. All Winners agree to hold harmless Sponsor and its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, suppliers, advertising and promotional agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees, from any claim by any third party relating to any rights in the Contest entry. Sponsor is not responsible for any human error, or for Entries that are stolen, misdirected, lost, late or damaged, and all such Contest Entries are void. All Contest Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend this Contest (or any portion) should a virus, bug, computer problem or other cause or problem corrupt or inhibit the administration, security or proper operation of the Contest and, in such situation, to select the winners from eligible Contest Entries received for a given prize prior to the action taken or in such manner as deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor (if selection of a Contest winner is possible). All Entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, whose decisions are final.  Failure to comply with the Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify from the Contest any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules.


  1. Official Sweepstakes Rules, Entry Forms and Winners’ List. A copy of the Official Contest Rules may be obtained by visiting during the Contest entry period. Winners' names may be obtained (available 45 days after the final acceptance of the prizes by the Winners) by visiting

  2. Miscellaneous

    Winner may need to submit proof of eligibility and sign the Bank’s release form to claim the prize. No purchase necessary to participate or win. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. The Bank may substitute prizes, amend the rules or discontinue the contest at any time. The Bank disclaims any responsibility to notify participants of any aspect related to the conduct of the contest. All entries become property of the Bank and will not be returned.

All cancellations are deemed beyond the control of the Bank and its sponsors. This includes, but is not limited to, event cancellations as well as all delays or cancellations due to acts of nature, terrorism (including threats), illness or war. Additionally, the Bank is not responsible for any work stoppage, bankruptcy or other condition beyond the Bank’s control that may affect the Bank’s ability to provide any of the prizes. The Bank is not responsible for any expenses incurred by contest winners as a result of such cancellations, delays or other circumstances beyond the Bank’s control.

  1. Compliance with Law

    The conduct of the contest is governed by the applicable laws of the State of Wisconsin, and will take precedence over any rule to the contrary herein.