My Be Confident Story Contest Entry


What’s your Be Confident Story?

Share your story for a chance to win a $500 scholarship to the technical school or college of your choice!

If you are between the ages of 15 and 24 as of September 1, 2023, submit a video about your #MyBeConfidentStory for a chance to win one of ten $500 scholarships.

Steps to help you get started:

Plan your video.
  • When, where and how will you record it? Keep in mind that we want to see you and hear your story, so consider traffic passing by or other background noises. A cellphone works great and requires little setup.
  • What is your confident statement? Consider these questions and watch the sample video on this page to help you form your story.
    • Why are you confident?
    • When do you feel confident?
    • Why is confidence important?
Record your video.
  • It must be 30 to 90 seconds in length and cannot have any registered or copyrighted music or material, watermarks or logos (for example, a TikTok logo appears on TikTok-created videos).
  • You need to include both an introduction AND your confident statement, like the sample video on this page illustrates.
    • Introduction line: “Hi, I’m (First and Last Name) from (Name of City).
    • Confident statement – Answer one or more of the following questions about how confidence has played a role in your life:
      • “I’m confident because … ”
      • “I feel confident when … ”
      • “Confidence is important because …”
    • Here are a few examples:
      • “Hi, I’m (first and last name) from (city). When I was (in my school play, playing basketball, in the spelling bee) , … ”
      • “Hi, I’m (first and last name) from (city). Having confidence helped me to (step out on the stage, step up to the podium, join the match) and … ”
      • “Hi, I’m (first and last name) from (city). Without confidence, I wouldn’t have been able to … ”
Get permissions and submit.
  • We’ll need your permission for the contest. If you’re under the age of 18, your parent or guardian will have to provide their consent and permission for you to enter the contest. If additional people are featured in your video, we’ll need their permission or their parents if under the age of 18.

Videos that do not meet the submission criteria will be disqualified. Video entries will be shared on Bank of North Dakota’s Instagram page throughout the contest. The contest is open from September 1, 2023, until January 31, 2024. Winners will be announced in February 2024.

Contest Guidelines
  • Contest is open from September 1, 2023, until January 31, 2024
  • Entrants must be a North Dakota residents or students attending a North Dakota college.
  • Entrants must be 15-24 years old.
  • One submission per qualified person.
Post Guidelines
  • Students must agree to allow it to be posted on BND social media sites. If under the age of 18 years, an online agreement must be signed by a responsible adult. If additional students or people appear in the video, they must also agree for it to be posted.
  • Some, but not all, submitted videos will be shared on BND’s Instagram page.
  • Videos posted by BND, will include the hashtag #MyBeConfidentStory
Contest Awards
  • Ten (10) winners will be announced in February 2024
  • Winners randomly selected
  • First 1,000 entries receive a Be Confident t-shirt

If you need assistance, or to report a problem, email