#FinHealthMatters Blog Post Contest

The Center for Financial Services Innovation has partnered with FinCon to put together a blog post contest for you to Win Your Way to FinCon!

How to enter in three easy steps:

  1. Write a short (about 500 words) blog post called “What Financial Health Means to Me.” It could take the form of a personal story, an anecdotal story, or a community story. (Check out these resources for data you can use to give context to your story, if desired.)
  2. Post your story to your blog on June 27, 2017. This *exact date* is important!
  3. Submit a link to your blog post on June 27, 2017.

Bonus step: Don’t forget to socialize your blog post on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #FinHealthMatters (see suggestions below)!

What will you win?

FIVE WINNERS will receive a FREE TICKET to FinCon, plus travel reimbursement of up to $1,500. Winners will also receive a ticket to an exclusive FinX workshop in Dallas on Wednesday, October 25, before the conference begins!

FOUR winners will be chosen by a panel of judges based upon the criteria set forth below. A FIFTH winner will be chosen for the highest level of SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT for his/her blog post on Twitter and Instagram measured between June 27, 2017 and July 6, 2017, so be sure to use the hashtag #FinHealthMatters!

Blog Post Contest Rules

  1. Entrants can be any U.S. citizen not on staff or family of staff at FinCon, CFSI, or MetLife Foundation or the Citi Foundation.
  2. Entrants must be sole authors of the blog post, which must be an original work not previously published elsewhere.
  3. Entrants must grant CFSI perpetual unfettered rights to publish/republish the entrant’s blog  post in any format, digital or otherwise, at any time, and for any purpose.
  4. Entrants must irrevocably waive any and all rights to object to or contest any such publication or republication.
  5. Entrant is opting in to future communication from CFSI, from which entrants can opt out at any time.
  6. Four winners will be judged upon the following:
    1. Relevance to the message of financial health (financial health occurs when your day-to-day financial activities help you build resilience and pursue opportunity)
    2. Quality of writing
    3. Potential impact of story
    4. Overall blog post quality
  7. One winner will be selected based upon the following: Achievement of the highest measurable level of social amplification on Twitter and Instagram between June 27 and July 6, 2017 as determined by social media measurement tools. (Be sure to use the hashtag #FinHealthMatters.)
  8. Winners will be announced in early August 2017.
  9. Any winner who has already purchased FinCon tickets will need to submit a receipt to FinCon for reimbursement. If airfare or other transportation and/or accommodations related to FinCon have been prepaid, appropriate receipts will be reimbursed by CFSI up to $1,500.00 combined for each winner after FinCon, provided that no reimbursement need be made prior to the expiration of 15 business days after receipt of required documentation. If changes are required to existing travel arrangements in order to arrive early enough to attend the FinX on Wednesday, reasonable change fees may also be reimbursed.

Who’s doing this?

About CFSI

CFSI is the authority on consumer financial health, leading a network of committed financial services innovators to build better consumer products and practices. Our mission is to improve the financial health of Americans, especially the underserved, by shaping a robust and innovative financial services marketplace with increased access to higher quality products and practices. Through our Compass Principles and a lineup of proprietary research, insights, and events, CFSI informs, advises, and connects members of its network to seed the innovation that will transform the financial services landscape.

About FinCon

The FinCon conference is where money and media meet. On October 25-28, 2017 an energetic community of money media nerds will descend on Dallas, TX for a weekend of connecting and learning. Attendees connect with others in the community, learn to create, promote, and profit from compelling online content, and discover new trends in personal finance and investing.

About FinX

FinX is an in-the-field activity placing participants in the shoes of consumers. FinX participants gain exclusive consumer insights through proprietary research, firsthand experiences, and ideation. While completing a range of real financial transactions, participants weigh decisions around fees, convenience, time, and transportation in small teams and then reconvene for a debrief with the larger group to share learnings and generate new ideas.

Special thanks 

MetLife Foundation is a major sponsor of CFSI’s ongoing consumer financial health work.
Additional support for #FinHealthMatters Day and USFD is provided by the Citi Foundation.