Dangers Of Debt Contest


We support reforms to the financial marketplace that protect consumers from unscrupulous banks and lenders.

By Consumers Union on Monday, January 4th, 2010


The DefendYourDollars.org Team is creating a growing grassroots movement that stands up to the big banks, credit card companies, and the rest of the lending industry so that consumers don’t get trampled by unfair practices. We want to spread the word and engage the financial reform movement through this contest which shows people’s activist spirit, anger, and sense of fairness in a way that words, letters, phone calls, protests, and lobby meetings cannot. So we are excited to announce the launch of the Dangers of Debt Image Contest.

To enter the Dangers of Debt Contest, create and submit an original image that demonstrates what the “Dangers of Debt” means to you. Your image can be an original photograph that shows consumerism and debt, an artistic hand drawing (check out last year’s winners!), a collage, mixed-media image, or create something on the computer. Really any original still image that you can load up will count. Then at the end of February whichever image generates the most number of votes from the public wins!


Grand Prize:
The image that receives the highest number votes will win $1000 cash and a free one year subscription to Consumer Reports Online

2nd Prize:
Three (3) runners up will receive a free one year subscription to Consumer Reports Online

Contest Starts:

Submissions End:
January 31, 2010

Voting Period:
February 1 – February 28, 2010

We are looking forward to seeing a lot of cool personal takes on the theme of “Dangers of Debt.” Start by thinking about the ripoffs, pitfalls, challenges and/or unfair practices that you and other consumers face when they acquire, accumulate and try to free themselves of debt. Channel some of that anger at the big banks who received huge bailouts and just turned around and ripped off consumers. Feel free to address any debt-related topic, like credit cards, student loans, car loans, mortgages or other debt.

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