Your Money - It All Add$ Up

The Your Money – It All Add$ Up poster 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, www.consumerjungle.org, 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 create a poster symbolizing what money means to them as an opportunity to educate their peers on a financial topic of their choice. The poster can be created digitally or by hand (see “Poster Creation”). The poster should illustrate what you would like to teach others about money (in a creative, visually appealing, and accurate way) on at least one (or more) of the topics outlined below: 

  • Savings
  • Money Management
  • Spending
  • Financial Institutions

All posters will be uploaded to the Consumer Jungle website by April 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm PT to enter the contest. A review committee will evaluate each poster in a blind review and will select one Grand Prize winner and four Runners-Up based on the poster’s ability to educate others on at least one of the topics outlined above, creativity of the poster, visual appeal of the poster, and accuracy of the message. The Grand Prize winner (winning an iPod Nano) and up to four Runners-Up (each winning a $50 iTunes gift card) will be notified by May 11, 2012 via email and will be featured on the Consumer Jungle website.

Grand Prize Poster

Congratulations to our Grand Prize Poster winner! "Rock Your Savings Account" by Nichelle Tesone from Littleton, Colorado.

Runner Up Posters

"Savings Rainbow"
Jordan Dolan from Knoxville, Tennessee

"Saving Money: The Hard Truth"
Mackenzie Hitchcock from Lanesborough, Massachusetts

"The Tree of Saving"
Katy Mcnutt from Knoxville, Tennessee

Eligibility

  1. The contest is open to all individuals aged 12-25.
  2. The Poster should 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 poster. All information on the entry form and/or poster 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 form.

Poster Creation

  1. Your poster may be created digitally or by hand.
    1. If creating a digital poster, the following is a list of some potential media options (this is not a finite list):
      1. Microsoft Publisher
      2. Adobe Products
      3. Glogster.com
      4. Middlespot.com
    2. If creating a poster by hand, you must be able to display the poster contents so that it is legible in one picture that will be uploaded online (see “Poster Submission”).
  2. The poster must be static. No three-dimensional or interactive (audio/video) elements may be included on the poster. No display boards will be accepted.
  3. Size Limits:
    1. Minimum poster size is 8½” x 11”.
    2. Maximum poster size is limited to 22” x 28”.
  4. The poster cannot contain profanity or any other material that may be deemed inappropriate.
  5. All work on the poster 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 poster.
  6. If University of Arizona, Take Charge America Institute, Consumer Jungle, or contest review committee staff deems the content of the poster is inappropriate, the poster may be disqualified from the contest.

Contest Entry and Poster Submission

  1. Visit the contest entry form to upload a digital file or a photograph of hand-created poster.
    1. Must be signed in to your Consumer Jungle account in order to submit a contest entry form.
    2. Only on entry is allowed per person with a free Consumer Jungle Account.
  2. Posters must be submitted between March 12 and April 27, 2012 by 2:00 pm PT.
  3. If the poster is created by hand, a photograph must be taken and converted into a picture file to be uploaded in the online submission form. 
    1. Must be legible with one picture.
    2. No display boards will be accepted.
  4. Acceptable file formats: DOC, DOCX, PUB, PDF, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF, PSD, PICT, EPS, and BMP.
    1. The poster cannot be submitted as a URL. URL’s will need to be converted into a file to upload in the online entry form.
  5. Verify email address on entry form prior to submitting. Consumer Jungle will use this email address to contact you.
  6. The contest entry will have been officially submitted when a confirmation page appears. Questions concerning submission can be emailed to consumerjungle@cals.arizona.edu.

Selection of Winners

  1. A committee of judges from Consumer Jungle will evaluate posters in a blind review based on the poster’s ability to educate others on at least one of the topics outlined above, creativity, and accuracy of the message. The committee will select one Grand Prize winner and up to 4 Runners-Up.
  2. Winners will be notified on Friday, May 11, 2012 via email (using the email provided in contest entry).
  3. Winners will be featured on the Consumer Jungle website after May 25, 2012.

Prizes

  1. Prizes will be awarded as follows:
    1. One Grand Prize winner will be selected to receive:
      1. An Apple iPod Nano (valued at $129).
      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.
    2. Up to four Runners-Up will be selected to receive:
      1. A $50 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 May 25, 2012 or the individual will be disqualified from the contest and an alternate poster 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. March 14, 2012: Contest begins!
  2. April 27, 2012, 2:00pm PT: Deadline to submit poster on the Consumer Jungle website (see “Poster Submission”). 
  3. May 11, 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 4 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 Your Money – It All Add$ Up 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 online on 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 Your Money – It All Add$ Up poster contest, each individual agrees to abide by and are bound by all decisions from the Consumer Jungle committee relating to the determination winners.
  6. Upon submission of posters, the individual agrees that TCAI owns the rights of the posters and may use them in any way deemed necessary.

This contest has ended.

Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winner Nichelle Tesone with her poster “Rock Your Savings Account."