#FinHealthMatters Day 2018 Blog Contest

Would you like to WIN your WAY to FINCON?

CFSI has partnered with FinCon to put together a blog contest on #FinHealthMatters Day so you can WIN your WAY to FinCon 2018 — the world’s largest financial content expo!

How to enter in three easy steps:

1. Create a blog post, podcast, or video related to student financial health and post it on April 25, 2018 using #FinHealthMatters  — it can be about how to save for higher ed, manage student loans, get out of student debt overall, work through school, or thoughts on the rising costs of higher ed, alternatives to higher ed, roles academic institutions or financial institutions should play in student financial health, or really any topic that interests you around student financial health. Need some inspiration? Check out these stats.

2. Post your story to your blog (or Medium if you don’t have a blog) on April 25, 2018. This *exact date* is important!

3. Submit a link to your post on April 25, 2018.

Bonus: One winner will be chosen for best socialization of their post — so don’t forget to socialize your blog post on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #FinHealthMatters (see suggestions here)!

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 Orlando on Wednesday, September 26, before the conference begins!

FOUR of the winners will be chosen by a panel of judges based upon the criteria set forth below. The FIFTH winner will be chosen for the highest level of SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT for his/her post on Twitter and Instagram measured between April 25, 2018  and May 2, 2018, so be sure to use the hashtag #FinHealthMatters! Here’s a Social Media Kit that might be useful.

Complete Contest Rules

FinCon will take place in Orlando, FL from September 26-29, 2018. Contest Winners will be announced prior to the Conference. All winners will receive a free pass to FinCon and will be reimbursed for travel and accommodations to attend the Conference, up to a combined maximum of $1,500 per winner. Winners will also receive a ticket to an exclusive FinX workshop in Orlando on Wednesday, September 26 before the Conference begins. Additionally, all winning blog posts will be published on CFIS’s website and receive recognition from CFSI.

A panel of judges will be comprised of CFSI Staff and others selected by CFSI because of proven contributions to the issue of financial health. For four winners, judging criteria will be based on blog post’s relevance to the message of financial health- student financial health in particular, quality of writing, potential impact, and overall quality. For one winner, judging criteria will be based on the highest level of social engagement on Twitter and Instagram for his/her blog post during the period from 12:01 am (CST) April 25 through 12 midnight (CST) May 2, 2018. Be sure to use the hashtag #FinHealthMatters and continue to promote your story after you post it on April 25, 2018.

Contest Entrants Must Agree to the following:

1. You are a US citizen and not on staff or family of staff at FinCon, CFSI, or MetLife Foundation

2. You are the sole author of the blog post being submitted to CFSI, which must be an original work not previously published elsewhere.

3. You 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. You irrevocably waive any and all rights to object to or contest any such publication or republication.

5. You are opting in to future communication from CFSI, from which you can opt out at any time.

6. You agree that the criteria for selection of all winners as set forth above are reasonable and waive any right to contest these criteria, related time frames, the determination of judges, and/or any other aspect of this contest.

7. Winners will be announced in late May 2018.

8. 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.


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