Take 5! Picture Your Success Contest


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The Take 5! Picture Your Success photo contest is supported by The University of Arizona’s Take Charge America Institute for Consumer Financial Education and Research and its Consumer Jungle program. Consumer Jungle is a website designed to motivate young adults to practice healthy money habits in a fresh and interactive way.  

Individuals, ages 12-25, are encouraged to submit a photo journal that contains 5 photographs with text that represent them obtaining their financial goal. The photo journal must be created digitally (see “Photo Journal Rules”). Submit your photo journal of you obtaining one of your financial goals (in a creative, visually appealing, and accurate way) pertaining to at least one of the topics outlined below: 

  • Savings
  • SMART Goals
  • Financial Life Cycle
  • Depository Institutions

All photo journals must be uploaded to Consumer Jungle (see “Photo Journal Submission”) by November 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm PT to be entered in the contest. A review committee will evaluate each photo journal in a blind review and will select one Grand Prize winner and three Runners-Up based on the photo journal’s ability to showcase how you have or will obtain your financial goal, the creativity of the photo journal, the visual appeal of the photos, and the accuracy of the message (see “Selection of Winners”). The Grand Prize winner (winning an iPad) and up to three Runners-Up (each winning a $100 iTunes gift card) will be notified by December 3, 2012 via email and will be featured on the Consumer Jungle website (see “Prizes”).    

Grand Prize Winner

Runner Up Photo Journals

"My New Car" by Lauren Tyce

"Saving to Buy A Guitar" by Riley Hester

"Operation Christmas!" by Caite Johnson


  1. The contest is open to all individuals aged 12-25.
  2. Each photo journal must be the work of one individual.
    1. No group submissions will be accepted.
    2. Individuals may not contract with or pay for any outside consulting firm, agency, or other service for any   assistance or guidance in the creation of the photo journal. All information on the entry form and/or photo journal file must consist solely of the original work of the individual that submits the entry.
  3. Contest limited to one entry per person with a free Consumer Jungle account.
    1. An account can be created at the registration page.

Photo Journal Creation

  1. Financial Goals
    1. Your financial goal can be a short-term or long-term goal.
    2. This goal does not need to be achieved already.
    3. Illustrate how you will achieve or have achieved your financial goal.
  2. Photographs
    1. Must be digital. 
    2. No interactive elements and no 3 dimension.
    3. Must include 5 photographs. No more, no less.
    4. You may appear in the photographs but it is not required.
    5. Photographs must be taken by YOU.
  3. Your photographs must also include text.
    1. Each photo should have a brief explanation.
    2. The explanation should not be longer than 2 sentences but does not need to be in sentence form.
    3. The explanation should tell a story throughout all of the images.
    4. The text may be within the image or below the image.
  4. Submission online must be jpeg or pdf or doc.
    1. You can create and submit your photo journal any way you would like, including:
      1.  A Word document.
      2.  Images – where the text is within the image.
      3. A PDF.
      4. A PowerPoint.
  5. The photo journal may not contain profanity. 
  6. All work on the photo journal must be that of the individual submitting the work. Individuals may not contract with or pay for any outside consulting firm, agency, or other service for any assistance or guidance in the creation of the photo journal. 
  7. If University of Arizona, Take Charge America Institute, Consumer Jungle, or contest review committee staff deems the content of the photo journal is inappropriate, the photo journal may be disqualified from the contest.

Contest Entry and Photo Journal Submission

  1. Visit the form to complete the contest entry and upload a digital file of your photo journal.
    1. Must be signed in to your Consumer Jungle account in order to submit a contest entry form.
    2. Only one entry is allowed per person with a free Consumer Jungle Account.
  2.  Photo journals must be submitted between September 19 and November 16 at 5:00 pm PT.
  3. Acceptable file formats: DOC, DOCX, PUB, PDF, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF, PSD, PICT, EPS, and BMP
    1. The photo journal cannot be submitted as a URL.
  4. Verify email address and phone number on entry form prior to submitting. Consumer Jungle will use this email address and possibly the phone number to contact you. 
  5. The contest entry will have been officially submitted when a confirmation page appears. Questions concerning submission can be emailed to consumerjungle@cals.arizona.edu.


  1. Prizes will be awarded as follows:
    1. One Grand Prize winner will receive:
      1. An Apple iPad (valued at $499). 
      2. Will be featured as the contest winner on the Consumer Jungle website homepage and on the “Contest Winners” webpage.
      3.  Bio and picture will be featured as a Consumer Jungle Student Editor. 
      4. Will be featured on Consumer Jungle’s Facebook page.
    2. Up to three (3) Runners-Up will each receive:
      1. A $100 iTunes gift card.
      2.  Will be featured on the Consumer Jungle “Contest Winners” webpage.
  2. The Grand Prize winner and Runners-Up must submit required contest documentation forms before prizes can be officially awarded. These forms will be emailed to the winners in the winner notification email. Forms include:
    1. A W-9 form requiring a Social Security number. 
    2. A Release Form giving the Take Charge America Institute the permission to use the individuals name on their websites (including Consumer Jungle).
    3. All forms must be received by December 21, 2012 at 5pm PT or the individual will be disqualified from the contest and an alternate photo journal will be chosen.
  3. The prizes will be distributed 4-6 weeks after the required documents are received (the required documentation will be provided to the finalists).
  4. The University of Arizona and the Take Charge America Institute distributes the prizes and reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event any prize cannot be awarded as stated. Prizes are non-transferable and may be subject to IRS tax reporting.  

Contest Timeline

  1. September 19, 2012: Contest begins!
  2. November 16, 2012 at 5pm PT: Contest ends, deadline to submit photo journal on the Consumer Jungle website (see “Photo Journal Submission”). 
  3. December 3, 2012: Contest winners notified by email.
  4. Grand Prize winner featured on the Consumer Jungle website homepage, Contest Winners webpage, and listed as Student Editor. Up to 3 Runners-Up featured on the Consumer Jungle website under the Contest Winners webpage.

General Terms and Conditions

  1. The University of Arizona, the Take Charge America Institute (TCAI), and Consumer Jungle reserve the right to cancel the Take 5! Picture Your Success contest for any reason at any time during the contest duration.
  2. The University of Arizona, TCAI, and Consumer Jungle reserve the right to amend these rules and policies at any time and without notice. Any changes will be posted to this page.
  3. Winners of any prize are solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local taxes.
  4. Each individual agrees that The University of Arizona, TCAI, Consumer Jungle and their respective affiliates, employees, or funding agency shall not be responsible or liable for damages or losses of any kind arising out of or resulting from entry in this contest, acceptance or use of a prize or any other matter related to the contest, including, without limitation, claims based on property damage, personal injury and/or death, publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy.
  5. By entering the Take 5! Picture Your Success photo journal contest, each individual agrees to abide by and is bound by all decisions from the Consumer Jungle committee relating to the determination winners.
  6. Upon submission of their photo journal, the individual agrees that TCAI owns the rights of the photo journal and may use them in any way deemed necessary.