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Summer of Freedom

#SummerofFreedomFCU is back for Summer 2023! Voting Begins August 15th!

#SummerofFreedomFCU is BACK!



Stop by any Freedom branch to get your free Freedom FCU sunglasses while supplies last. Take pictures with the sunglasses and post to your favorite social media site (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) using #SummerofFreedomFCU and tag Freedom in your photo. Take note that voting will look a little different this year – instead of live votes each week, we’re having one epic showdown for 4 days in August!

It’s that easy to enter the #SummerOfFreedomFCU photo contest! Your entry could win you the Grand Prize—ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS! 

Members and non-members alike are welcome to enter. See our Contest Rules for full details.

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  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!) and tag Freedom
  4. Vote and share for your favorite finalist on Freedom’s Facebook page this August

*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. In 2023, entries will also be accepted via email. Send your entry to enter@freedomfcu.org with the subject line ‘Summer of Freedom FCU 2023 Entry’ and include your first and last name.

Happy Snapping!


LIVE voting period begins on Tuesday August 15th, and voting ends Friday, August 18th.

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 and Instagram pages 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 the 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 contest, so make sure to wait for our winner announcement before taking your victory lap!
Voting on Instagram:
  • We’ll post each of the finalists – you just have to like your favorite photos to cast your vote. And yes, you can vote for more than one photo! The photo with the most likes at the end of the voting period will be crowned the winner – so look out for the announcement soon after the closing date.
Ways to get votes on Instagram:

1. DM our post featuring your photo to your friends with the instruction to like our post to vote for you
2. Share to you story and ask your followers to visit Freedom’s page to like the post featuring your photo

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Tips & Tricks


During voting week, share on social via your feed and stories, 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.


Collages ARE counted as multiple entries.*

*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

Voting looks a little different this year! We won’t have weekly contests – instead, we’re bringing all entrants together for one massive showdown beginning on August 15th. Voting will stay open until August 18th, at which point all ‘likes’ will be tallied (both internal and external) and our winner will be announced.

Public Voting for will be available on Freedom’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages from Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at 10:00AM, and remain open until Friday, August 18th at 2:00PM. 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 18th, 2023. The Grand Prize is $1,000, Second Place is $250, and Third Place is $100!

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