TICONDEROGA - Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union is calling for students to compete for great prizes, including a $5,000 college scholarship, by submitting videos about how to use debit, credit & ATM cards responsibly.
The "Get Carducated" video contest is open to members of participating credit unions, between the ages of 16 and 21 who are currently attending college or will be college-bound by October 2012.
Videos will be accepted through Oct. 31. All submissions will be uploaded to the "Get Carducated" YouTube channel for public viewing. Once uploaded, participants can ask their friends, relatives, and others to view their video. They can also share it through Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets. The three videos with the most views as of Nov. 1, 2010, will win one of the following prizes:
Grand prize - a $5,000 college scholarship;
Second place - a MacBook and a $500 textbook credit
Third place - an iPhone and a $250 textbook credit;
Plus, the first 25 participants to submit an eligible video will automatically win a $25 iTunes gift card. Interested students can visit www.getcarducated.com to find out more about the contest and how to enter. Contest participants under age 18 are required to provide parent/guardian consent on the entry form.
"We are always looking for ways to help youth become more financially aware," TFCU President and CEO Greg Johnson said. "The Get Carducated video contest offers a unique approach by asking students to get creative and educate others on the responsible use of debit, credit and ATM cards." Resources to help students get started; including articles on credit and budgeting are available at www.tfcunow.com.
TFCU offers membership to persons who live, work, worship or attend school in, or businesses or legal entities located in Essex County, Washington County or the Towns of Hague, Horicon and Chester. For information on becoming a member of the TFCU, go to www.tfcunow.com