Photo Contest


At First Northern, we put you first. Now we want to see how you've put your community FIRST.

Submit a photo of you helping your community to Facebook or Instagram for your chance to upgrade to first class, on us, with a Southwest Airlines gift card!*



$150 Monthly winner through Dec. 2018

$500 gift card for Southwest Airlines Grand prize won by the best of the past 6 winners

Include a brief explanation of who/what the community service benefitted, why you participated, and use the hashtag #FNCUFirstClassVolunteer.

Please read the official rules below.



Official Rules

 Enter the FNCU First Class Volunteer contest in one of two ways: 1) post a photo (taken by you) to your personal Instagram page, write a brief written explanation of what the community service benefitted and why you volunteered, and include the contest’s official hashtag #FNCUFirstClassVolunteer or 2) post your photo as a comment to our photo contest post on our Facebook page(, with a brief explanation of what the community service benefitted and why you volunteered, and include the contest's official hashtag #FNCUFirstClassVolunteer.

One winner per month, July 2018 through December 2018, will be chosen on or around the first day of each month.  One grand prize winner will be chosen amongst the previous 6 winners on or around January 2, 2019.  Correspondence between First Northern and the entrants, will take place within the selected social media platform in which the entry was submitted.

Judging:  Winners will be selected by a First Northern panel.  Entries will be judged on how well the “Putting your community first” theme is addressed.

Prizes:  One winner per month will win $150 which will be put into his/her First Northern Savings Account.  Winners will then be put into a grand prize category to win a $500 gift card for Southwest Airlines.

By entering this contest, you grant First Northern Credit Union the right to publish in print and/or electronically any artwork or written statements submitted in connection with the “First Class Volunteer" contest.

Claiming A Prize: Each winner will be notified via the Facebook or Instagram account provided and will have 10 business days to respond. If no response is received in that timeframe, the prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

Acknowledgments: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook and Instagram. Entrant is providing information to First Northern Credit Union and not to Facebook or any other corporation.

Privacy: The information provided will only be used by First Northern Credit Union and will not be not be shared with third parties. View First Northern’s full privacy notice here.

Eligibility: Must be age 18 or older and a member of First Northern to win. Limit one entry per person per month.  Only entries received on Facebook and Instagram will be considered. First Northern Credit Union’s employees, immediate family members of employees, and volunteers are not eligible to win. Additional restrictions apply. Contest entry is open only to legal United States citizens.

Release; Consent to Use Entry for Promotional Use: Entrant retains rights to photograph; however, by entering the contest, entrant grants First Northern Credit Union (and those authorized by First Northern Credit Union) a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any First Northern Credit Union purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion in publication and its website, exhibition, and commercial products, including but not limited to First Northern Credit Union publications. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. First Northern Credit Union will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.

Submissions may be featured in future First Northern Credit Union Facebook and Instagram posts, First Northern Credit Union website, and/or press release(s).

Rights: The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. First Northern Credit Union assumes no responsibility for incomplete or illegible entries and reserves the right to disqualify any entrant, without notice, whose entry or conduct appears in any way to: inhibit the enjoyment of others; tamper with the competition; violate these rules or other applicable law or regulation; infringe on the rights of third parties; or act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.

Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable, and must be taken in their entirety. By entering the contest, each entrant agrees to be bound by, and comply with, all official rules governing the contest, including these standards terms and conditions or any contest-specific rules First Northern Credit Union may implement.

By entering First Northern Credit Union Photo Contest, entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and First Northern Credit Union’s Media Policy and may modify them at any time without notice.

All entrants hold the Sponsors and their respective employees and volunteers (the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from and against all claims of any nature arising in connection with entrant’s participation in the contest and acceptance or use of a prize. The Indemnified Parties are not liable for any costs, damages, injuries, or other claims incurred as a result of entrants’ participation in the contest or winner’s acceptance and usage of a prize. The Indemnified Parties are not responsible for incomplete or misdirected entries, technical or network malfunctions or failures, or causes beyond their control. Entrants are solely responsible for their entries. Entrants may not submit materials that introduce any software viruses, worms or other programs designed to damage software, hardware or telecommunications equipment or are off-topic, partisan-political, contain advertising, nudity, personal attacks or expletives, or is otherwise abusive, threatening, unlawful, harassing, discriminatory, libelous, obscene, false, sexually explicit, or that infringes on the rights of any third party.

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