Boys & Girls Clubs “Howe” I Create a Better San Diego


Win $200 + $1,000 for your school!

‘​Howe’ I Create a Better San Diego Photo/Video Contest

How to Enter

  1. Take a photo, create a photo collage, or create a video that describes, “Howe” You Make Your Community A Better Place.
    • Examples are volunteering, cleaning up local neighborhoods, and passing on acts of kindness.
    • All projects can show you in action, use props, include your friends and community members. The sky’s the limit!
  2. Write a 50-word description of your photo/video explaining how it represents making your community a better place.
  3. Submit content and written summary on the www/ to be considered
    • Check the box permitting brands to own content
  4. Check back in on the website to find out winners September 30.

To Qualify

  • Age: 5-13
  • Photo submissions
  • Video submissions must be at least 30 seconds in length and no more than 60 seconds
  • Appropriate content only
  • Approve that your submission be public

Contest Dates

  • Enter May 1-September 13
  • Contest Finalists announced September 14
  • Public Age Category public voting on Facebook September 14-21
  • Age category winners (3) notified live on Bill Howe’s Facebook on September 24
  • Grand Prize Winners Announced live on Bill Howe’s Facebook on September 28
  • Participants will be invited to join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego “Stuff Our Bus” event on July 27
  • Cash & Check prizes to be presented live at a special event, or arrangements will be made.
  • School check presentations TBD at beginning of 2018-2019 School Year


The “Howe I create a Better San Diego” Photo and video contest is a way to share your passion for giving back to your community.

At Bill Howe, we are passionate about inspiring acts of kindness and giving back to San Diego through our many charitable organizations.

As a Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego Corporate sponsor, we wanted to get our youth community involved and share your passion with the world.

Show us how you get involved and your passion in a creative photo or 30-60 second video; get your friends and family involved, and be as creative as you want. The sky’s the limit!


Create a photo, photo collage, or 30-60 video highlighting how you “pay-it-forward” in your community. No need for fancy technology, use your smartphone and let your passion shine! Submit your entry online with your parents’ permission and include a 50-word summary describing your passion for creating a better San Diego!


  1. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego Grand Prize Winner
    • (1) Boys & Girls Clubs student
    • $200 gift card and $100 for school supplies
  2. San Diego Scholastic Grand Prize Winner
    • Elementary or Junior High school student
    • (1) $200 gift card and $100 for school supplies
  3. 3 remaining Prize Winners in age category 5-7, 8-10, 11-13
    • 1 winner from each age group (5-7; 8-10;11-13) – 3 total
    • $100 gift card + $50 for school supplies


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego and San Diego Scholastic winners will be chosen by a 5 person panel of employees from the Bill Howe Volunteer Team. The panel will be introduced on Bill Howe’s Facebook page on May 1.

Three age category winners will be chosen by public voting on Bill Howe’s Facebook page. All entries will be uploaded into albums and friends and families will be encouraged to vote for their favorites.

All age category finalists will be notified via email (from online submissions) on Friday, September 14. Public voting will begin at 8 AM on Friday,  and all likes, comments, and shares will be counted until 5 PM on Friday, September 21.

The winner will be the child with the most likes, shares, and/or comments in each of their age categories

Comments, shares, and likes will only count if they are done from the Bill Howe Facebook page.

In the event of a tie, the Bill Howe Panel of Volunteers will be the deciding vote. Winners will be formally announced on September 28.


How I create a Better San Diego supports all of us by fostering a positive and compassionate culture in our community. But, we want to make sure we continue to give back, so our elementary/junior high school grand prize winner will also have the honor of presenting their school with a $1,000 donation, and the grand prize winner form the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego will present their club with a $500 donation.

We will also be raising awareness of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego “Stuff Our Bus” campaign this summer. Stuff our Bus is a way to ensure every child has the tools to succeed in school.

Many of our club members go back to school each fall without the basic necessities other children take for granted.  Our “Stuff Our Bus” school supply drive provides our members with the essential supplies they need to start the school year off right.

Together, we can make a difference!

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego Stuff our Bus

Check out some of our current submissions


* Child Name:
* Age:
* School/or boys & girls club branch:
* Parent/guardian name:
* Phone Number:
* Email Address:
* Upload your work:
* Summary of your work:
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