SASCU Contests and Giveaways

SASCU Big Ideas Contest

SASCU wants to make your ‘Big Idea’ a reality.


Updated: April 3, 2020

We are now accepting written entries! Create a post, DM us on facebook or email your idea to marketing@sascu.com! The contest deadline is extended to April 17, 2020.

Tell us an innovative project you want to complete using resources or equipment available at the Makerspace in the “Innovation Centre Powered by SASCU” for a chance to win 1 of 3 Makerspace Packages!

This year's theme is Earth Day, so make sure your 'Big Idea' has a positive impact on the environment. 

Makerspace Packages include:

  • An annual membership to the Makerspace 
  • $200 towards certification courses
  • $200 towards material needed to complete your ‘Big Idea’ project!

Age categories:

  • 12 to 15
  • 16 to 18
  • and 19 to 30

How to enter:

  1. DM us your Big Idea OR submit a post (video accepted) to SASCU’s Facebook page detailing your ‘Big Idea’. What Makerspace equipment or resources would you use? Be sure to include your name, age and this years’ theme, “Earth Day”.
  2. Tag SASCU and the Innovation Centre and use the #SASCUBigIdeas.
  3. Make sure your post’s privacy settings allows us to see your post.
Example: “Hi, I’m Jane. I’m 16 years old and if I won the Makerspace membership, I would use the woodwork shop to make planters and create a small vegetable garden for my house!”

Example: “My name is John. I’m 25 years old and I’d like to invent a machine that will draw in trash from the lake and recycle it using the following mechanics … here’s a drawing of my plan…I would use the 3D printer and woodwork shop equipment from the Makerspace.”  
 

Video Submission Checklist:

  • Your submission includes your name, age and ‘big idea’ relating to Earth Day
  • If you posted a video, it's less than 3 minutes long
  • You’ve tagged us and used the hashtag #SASCUBigIdeas
  • You’ve posted the video on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn
  • Your privacy settings (see below) allow us to see the post OR you've submitted your idea to marketing@sascu.com – with the understanding that we may choose to post your submission to our social media
  • You’ve received an interaction from us confirming your submission (i.e. a like, comment or share)

Extended Deadline: April 17, 2020

Winner Announcement: April 22, 2020 (Earth Day)

Have more questions about our contest? Call SASCU's Contact Centre 250.832.8011.
Have more questions about the Makerspace? Call the Innovation Centre 250.833.0608.

Big Ideas FAQ

What is this year’s theme?

This year’s theme is Earth Day. We encourage applicants to submit ideas that have a positive impact on the environment. See two examples on the first tab. Your idea can be a simple or intricate! 

Is this contest open to non SASCU or Makerspace members?

Yes. Anyone can enter who meets the age requirements.

Can I enter more than once?

Yes. So long as your ‘big idea’ is different in each submission. Meaning, they aren’t the same idea shared twice. A maximum of 3 entries is allowed. Individuals can only win once.

Who chooses the winners? On what criteria?

Together, the Innovation Centre and SASCU will review submissions and choose a winner. 
The selection team will be looking for submissions that are: 

  • unique, creative and achievable,
  • have a positive impact on the environment,
  • are local (Shuswap and nearby areas),
  • require Makerspace equipment and/or material,
  • show enthusiasm and commitment to project completion,
  • have tagged SASCU and/or the Innovation Centre OR have submitted their video via email,
  • and are willing to share results of the project publicly.

How will I know you’ve received my submission?

We will interact with your post within 3 business days (i.e. repost, like and/or comment).

What if you haven’t interacted within 3 business days?

Send a copy of your video to marketing@sascu.com. You may have privacy settings not allowing us to be notified of your video.

How can I change my privacy settings to make sure you can see my post?

If you post your submission to Facebook, make sure your post is set to “Public”. 

If you post your submission to LinkedIn, make sure your post is set to “Anyone”.

If you post your submission to Instagram, make sure your account isn’t private. Click 'Settings', 'Privacy', then 'Account Privacy'.

What if I don’t want to change my privacy settings OR don't have social media?

You can submit your video to marketing@sascu.com. However, by doing so you grant us permission to post your video to our social media.

What equipment does the Innovation Centre offer?

The Innovation Centre offers a variety of specialized tools: 3D printers, virtual reality station, electronics equipment (soldering and circuitry work), wood working equipment, CNC router, metal lathe and more.

The Innovation Centre Powered by SASCU is always adding to their Makerspace equipment and resources!

Is the 3D printing material environmentally friendly?

Yes. The material used for 3D printing is biodegradable. Moreover, 3D printing uses only material that’s required for a project, meaning there’s little-to-no waste being produced from the 3D printer.

Extended Deadline: April 17, 2020

Winner Announcement: April 22, 2020 (Earth Day)

Have more questions about our contest? Call SASCU's Contact Centre 250.832.8011.
Have more questions about the Makerspace? Call the Innovation Centre 250.833.0608.

Financial Fitness Draw

2020 Draw Winners!

Prizes

1st Place: Heather Ashley

$500 SASCU Term Deposit (1-Year Minimum) AND
$877 Mountain Bike Package             Prize Value:   $1,377
   
2nd Place : Kathleen Wills

$250 SASCU Term Deposit (1-Year Minimum) AND
$150 Golf Package                             Prize Value:  $500
    
3rd Place:  Barry Jones

$100 SASCU Term Deposit (1-Year Minimum) AND
$100 Gift Certificate to SilverStar        Prize Value:  $200
    
4th Place: Monica Ruggeri

$100 SASCU Term Deposit (1-Year Minimum) AND
$100 Gift Certificate to SilverStar        Prize Value:  $200
 

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