Summer of Freedom

#SummerofFreedomFCU is back for Summer 2022! Entries will be accepted July 1 - August 11.

#SummerofFreedomFCU is BACK!


ENTER July 1 – August 11, 2022

Stop by any Freedom branch to get your free FreedomFCU sunglasses while supplies last. Take pictures with the sunglasses and post to your favorite social media site (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) using #SummerofFreedomFCU.

It’s that easy to enter the #SummerOfFreedomFCU photo contest! Your entry could win you a $50 gift card, and the Grand Prize—ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS! 

Members and non-members alike are welcome to enter. And the more often you enter, the better your chances of winning the Grand Prize! See our Contest Rules for full details.

summer fun collage - sunglasses and sand


  1. Take fun photos with your Freedom sunglasses
  2. Like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram*
  3. Post your photos using #SummerofFreedomFCU (Make sure your posts are public!)
  4. Check our Facebook page every Friday to vote and share @ about 10 AM

*On Instagram, make sure to tag us @freedomfedcu to ensure we see your entry.  You can always message us through social to make sure we found your entry.

Happy Snapping!


LIVE voting periods are held each Friday during the contest period starting at approximately 10am, and run until 2:30 pm.

  • If you are selected to be a weekly finalist- your entry will be reposted on Freedom’s Facebook page.  We will make an effort to provide you with a unique voting link via Facebook messenger as soon as we are able.
Make It Count:
  • 1 vote is equivalent to 1 like (or any reaction emoji) on the voting post placed on the Credit Union’s Facebook page during the LIVE voting period.
  • Comments do not count as votes. (But they are fun and a great place to tag friends!)
  • Likes on shared versions of the voting post or on the entrant’s original post do not count as votes.
  • To ensure that your getting your votes, always instruct friends to #CLICKthenVOTE, if they click on picture it will automatically bring up the original voting post, and the VOTE WILL COUNT!
Wildcard Factor:
  • To keep everyone guessing to the very end, we set up an internal vote for our Freedom employees.  These votes are added at the end of the Live Voting period, so make sure to wait for our winner announcement before taking your victory lap!
#SummerofFreedomFCU Vote LIVE

Tips & Tricks


During LIVE voting periods, share on social, tag friends in the comments under your photo, and consider asking some friends to help you do the same.  Some participants find that calling, emailing, and texting their friends with the info helps to build votes when the competition gets tough.

Bonus Points!

A dozen or more different entries over the duration of the contest, will result in a 15 vote bonus towards the grand prize.


Collages ARE counted as multiple entries and are encouraged.*

*Collages containing very similar photos, or the same photo repeated, will count as a single entry, at the discretion of the Judges.

Grand Prize Info: The Final Showdown

Becoming a weekly finalist automatically qualifies you to be a grand prize finalist, but the judges will also add some wildcard finalists into the mix based on number of entries and quality of their submissions.

Public Voting for finalists will be available on Freedom’s Facebook page on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 10:00 am for 24 hours from the start of the voting period. Every like equals a vote. Share with your friends to increase your votes. The Grand Prize Winner will be announced via Freedom’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram page on August 17th, 2022.  The Grand Prize is $1,000.

The grand prize vote is exactly like a weekly vote, except that is last for 24 hours. All the same parameters apply.

*Membership NOT required, but must be available to participate in a check presentation at a local Freedom branch.