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2024 Social Media Challenge

 

What is the Social Media Challenge?

  • A chance for your team to collect points for the Team Challenge Award, demonstrate your creativity and promote your team on social media!
  • *NEW* This year, the Social Media Challenge will take place over two weeks from February 5th to 16th, 2024.

 

How it works:

  • *NEW* There are 8 challenges in total. We are giving teams each challenge in advance so that you have time to prepare them. ​

 

Submissions: Submissions must be made by completing two steps in order to receive the points.

  1. Uploading to the Dropbox link we provide for each challenge (different link for each challenge)​. You will have until 11:59PM the day of the challenge to submit your entry on Dropbox. For example, Monday's challenge will be due by Monday at 11:59PM.
  2. Posting and tagging us on Instagram @jacocompanyprogram (you must tag the correct JACO Company Program account) - posts should be made through your student company social media account!  You must post the challenge on Instagram (+any other channels your team has) by 11:59PM on the day of the challenge.​ Make sure you tag us on Instagram so that we can re-post!

 

Team Challenge Points: 

  • 10 points will be awarded for each challenge completed by the deadline. One entry per challenge per team is allowed. Only those who complete both steps indicated above will receive the points. Some days there will be bonus points for additional efforts.
  • *NEW* If you missed the deadline but still want to complete the challenge, you will receive 5 points if posted and received by February 16th! So if you miss a day, you can still submit!

 

Important Reminders:

  • Be professional and respectful at all times – any submissions and/or online engagements that do not follow our JA guidelines will be disqualified from the Team Challenge and could potentially jeopardize your applications for other group awards and/or your participation in Company Program. This includes any misconduct we find or are notified of on social media pertaining to these challenges (i.e. inappropriate comments, language, actions, etc.)
  • Do not post full names of students, advisors or anyone online.
  • Do not include photos/images of students, advisors or anyone without their consent. Please check in with your advisor to confirm if there are any students that do not have photo/media consent.
  • Collaborate, get creative and have fun!
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Challenge 1

Challenge #1 | Seamless Carousel

Monday, February 5

 

Dropbox Submission Due: Monday, February 5 at 11:59 PM

Post on Social Media: Monday, February 5

Challenge: Create a seamless carousel for Instagram documenting your company story and/or the progress you've made so far in JA.

Requirements: Must be in a photo format. You can learn about creating a seamless carousel here.

Submission:

Team Challenge Points:

  • 10 points for submitting by the deadline above
  • 5 points for submitting by February 16
Challenge 2

Challenge #2 | "We're Company Program students..."

Tuesday, February 6

 

Dropbox Submission Due: Tuesday, February 6 at 11:59 PM

Post on Social Media: Tuesday, February 6

Challenge: Create your very own "We're Company Program students...of course..." video!

Requirements: Show us what it's like to be Company Program students using the popular "We're Company Program students...of course..." trend. For examples, see here, here and here! (make sure you're being mindful and respectful with your responses!) Remember to only film team members that have given permission and ask your advisors if there are team members that don’t have media consent.

Submission:

Team Challenge Points:

  • 10 points for submitting by the deadline above
  • 5 points for submitting by February 16
Challenge 3

Challenge #3 | Company Program Meme

Wednesday, February 7

 

Dropbox Submission Due: Wednesday, February 7 at 11:59 PM

Post on Social Media: Wednesday, February 7

Challenge: Create your own Company Program meme!

Requirements: Please make sure your Company Program meme is appropriate to the audience and context - think about how your advisors, customers, colleagues, teachers, parents and potential future employers would feel reading your meme.

Submission:

Team Challenge Points:

  • 10 points for submitting by the deadline above
  • 5 points for submitting by February 16
Challenge 4

Challenge #4 | Advisor Advice

Thursday, February 8

 

Dropbox Submission Due: Thursday, February 8 at 11:59 PM

Post on Social Media: Thursday, February 8

Challenge: Share the best advice you've received from your advisors.

Requirements: Must be in a photo or video format (bonus points if it's video format - see below). Remember to only film team members that have given permission and ask your advisors if there are team members that don’t have media consent.

Submission:

Team Challenge Points:

  • 10 points for submitting by the deadline above
  • *Bonus Points* Extra 10 bonus points will be given for teams that post in video format for this challenge. The video should include a Company Program student (or students) sharing the advisors’ advice they received. Only applies if the team submits by deadline.
  • 5 points for submitting by February 16
Challenge 5

Challenge #5 | Team Mascot

Monday, February 12

 

Dropbox Submission Due: Monday, February 12 at 11:59 PM

Post on Social Media: Monday, February 12

Challenge: Design a team mascot for your Company Program business.

Requirements: Use your creativity to come up with a team mascot design that is meaningful and represents your team. You can use this mascot throughout your business marketing! (Think about the mascots of well-known businesses that you know of!)

Submission:

Team Challenge Points:

  • 10 points for submitting by the deadline above
  • 5 points for submitting by February 16
Challenge 6

Challenge #6 | Sales Pitch Video

Tuesday, February 13

 

Dropbox Submission Due: Tuesday, February 13 at 11:59 PM

Post on Social Media: Tuesday, February 13

Challenge: Create a sales pitch video

Requirements: Create a maximum 30 second sales pitch video of your product. Must be in video format. Remember to only film team members that have given permission and ask your advisors if there are team members that don’t have media consent.

Submission:

Team Challenge Points:

  • 10 points for submitting by the deadline above
  • 5 points for submitting by February 16
Challenge 7

Challenge #7 | Time-lapse

Wednesday, February 14

 

Dropbox Submission Due: Wednesday, February 14 at 11:59 PM

Post on Social Media: Wednesday, February 14

Challenge: Create a time-lapse video! This could be a time-lapse of your Company Program meeting, your production process, "a day in the life of a Company Program student", building your website or anything else Company Program related you can think of!

Requirements: Get creative! This must be in a time-lapse format. Remember to only film team members that have given permission and ask your advisors if there are team members that don’t have media consent.

Submission:

Team Challenge Points:

  • 10 points for submitting by the deadline above
  • 5 points for submitting by February 16
Challenge 8

Challenge #8 | Choose Your Own Trend

Thursday, February 15

Dropbox Submission Due: Thursday, February 15 at 11:59 PM

Post on Social Media: Thursday, February 15

Challenge: Choose Your Own Social Media Trend! Find your favourite social media trend and make it your own!

Requirements: This can be in any format (bonus points if it's video format - see below). Most trends are reels or short videos but you can use any that suit you. You do not have to appear in the videos, use your creativity. It's a great opportunity to showcase your work in progress or tease about your business! You can find some examples of trends here but feel free to use your own favourite. Remember to only film team members that have given permission and ask your advisors if there are team members that don’t have media consent.

Submission:

Team Challenge Points:

  • 10 points for submitting by the deadline above
  • *Bonus Points* Extra 10 bonus points will be given for teams that post in video format for this challenge.
  • 5 points for submitting by February 16

Happy Posting!