The Good, The Bad and The Ugly essay 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 write an essay (400 words or more) describing their money mess-up. Don’t let your friends fall into the same traps! Share your story today. The essay must be submitted electronically (see “Essay Creation”). The essay should illustrate what happened to you, what you learned and how to avoid the financial mess-up next time. It doesn’t have to be all negative – we also want the good! If you have a story about your financial success, share it! Essays should cover a financial topic of at least one (or more) of the topics outlined below:
- Money Management
- Financial Institutions
All essays must be uploaded to the Consumer Jungle website (see “Essay Submission”) by Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 4:00 pm PT to be eligible to enter the contest. A review committee will evaluate each essay in a blind review and will select one Grand Prize winner and three Runners-Up based on the essay’s ability to outline a money mess-up and educate others on at least one of the topics outlined above and accuracy of the message (see “Selection of Winners”). The Grand Prize winner (winning a $100 Amazon gift card) and up to three Runners-Up (each winning a $50 Amazon gift card) will be notified by December 9th via email and will be featured on the Consumer Jungle website (see “Prizes”).
Congratulations to Chad Crossley and his story “NSF” for winning the grand prize!