Share your fearless story for a chance to win the Faces of Fearlesssm Award
Faces of Fearlesssm celebrates people like you – people who fearlessly triumph, persevere and inspire – as you overcome challenges with Blue Cross Blue Shield by your side, every step of the way.
We want to hear your story! Tell us how you’re striving to improve your health with the help of your Blue Cross Blue Shield company. You could win The Faces of FearlessSM Award and a Texas getaway for four this spring (April 30 – May 2, 2019)!
Faces of Fearless Award Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Faces of Fearless initiative?
Faces of Fearlesssm celebrates people like you – people who are overcoming challenges with Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies by your side, every step of the way. The most compelling member stories will be selected to win the Faces of Fearless Award, including a Texas getaway for the winner(s) and three guests this spring (April 30 – May 2, 2019)!
What dates do I need to know?
Entries will be accepted on www.bcbs.com/facesoffearless from Jan. 17, 2019 - Feb. 28, 2019. The winner(s) will be notified in late March.
What should I include in my submission?
For the Faces of Fearless Award, we are looking for the personal stories and uplifting photos of how your Blue Cross Blue Shield company provided support or assisted you to get or stay healthy, including:
- Striving to live a healthy life, get healthy faster and stay healthy longer
- Using your BCBS benefits, along with the support of BCBS companies, to face health challenges together
- Embodying moments that affirm a positive, healthy lifestyle
Where can I submit my story?
Visit www.bcbs.com/facesoffearless and submit your story by 5 p.m. CST Feb. 28, 2019, to enter for a chance to win.
What are the submission criteria?
To be eligible, each entrant must be 21 years old, must submit a true story about his/herself or a minor child for whom the entrant is the parent or legal guardian (not another family member, or other person), that occurred after 01/01/2014, and must be insured continuously by a BCBS company(ies) during 01/17/19 up to and including 05/31/2019. A complete submission will include a short description of the entrant’s Faces of Fearless story and the accompanying photo or video should meet the Award criteria (described in the Official Rules), which are:
- Clearly describe the health challenge faced and how you overcame the challenge to live a healthier life; and
- What was special about your experience with your Blue Cross Blue Shield Company, and how their support, along with your Blue Cross Blue Shield benefits, helped you face this health challenge together
- Photo formats accepted are: JPEG, GIF or PNG. Videos must be referenced as a link to an uploaded video. If submitters need help posting videos, please contact us.
Photo formats accepted are: JPEG, GIF or PNG. Videos must be referenced as a link to an uploaded video. If submitters need help posting videos, please contact us.
The submission summary should be approximately 300 words. The electronic form and required legal releases must be completely filled out, including name, phone number, email address and agreement to the terms and conditions.
I submitted a story last year. Can I enter again?
Yes. Each entrant can submit one (1) story, provided that the entry meets the submission criteria.
Can my BCBS company submit a Faces of Fearless story on my behalf?
No. The BCBS member must submit their own story (or that of a minor child for whom the entrant is the parent or legal guardian) on the Faces of Fearless page and enter the appropriate information.
How are the winners chosen?
The winner(s) will be chosen based on the two criteria listed in the Official Rules and will be evaluated by a panel of judges. The required legal release and accompanying form must be filled out completely in order to be eligible in the program. The full judging process is outlined in the Faces of Fearless Award Official Rules.
Why do I need to sign a legal release?
Signed releases give Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and BCBS companies permission to use the entrant’s likeness, name and narrative. The entrant’s likeness, name and narrative may be used in a variety of ways, including use on social networks, websites and other digital platforms. The HIPAA release gives BCBSA permission to talk to the individual member’s own BCBS company if any follow-up is needed regarding the story they submit.
Can I submit photos of anyone in my family?
The photos and videos submitted should focus on the story about the entrant (or the entrant’s minor child for whom they are the parent or legal guardian of), and therefore, the entrant should be the focus of any images or videos.
Are BCBSA and BCBS company employees eligible to enter the program and win the trip?
No. Persons employed by BCSBA or any BCBS company or its affiliate companies and their immediate family and household members are not eligible to enter the program. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, stepparents, children, stepchildren, siblings, stepsiblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year, whether related or not.
The Faces of Fearless℠ award program is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (and the District of Columbia), Panama, Uruguay, or Puerto Rico who are at least 21 at the time of entry and are insured by a licensed BCBS company continuously during 01/17/19 through 05/31/19, and who submit a Faces of Fearless story and photos or video that meet the Submission Guidelines described in the Official Rules and pertain to true events that happened to that individual on or after 01/01/14 and also occurred at a time when that individual was insured by a BCBS company. NO OTHER PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Entry period begins on 01/17/19 and ends 02/28/19 at 5pm CST. Winner will be selected based on criteria specified in the Official Rules. Award winner must 1) be able to attend the 2019 National Summit in Grapevine, TX on 04/29/19 – 05/02/19 and 2) agree to receive the Faces of Fearless Award on stage on 04/30/19 during a keynote session for the Summit. Subject to Official Rules available at bcbs.com/facesoffearless. Void where prohibited. Approximate Retail Value of each Award, per Winner: $24,000 (based on Winner plus three  guests; transportation costs will vary, depending on Winner’s residence); maximum Total Approximate Retail Value of all Awards (aggregate, for all Winners combined) not to exceed $72,000 (based on a maximum of three  Awards).Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601.