Need An Extra $1,000? Enter The ‘Dangers of Debt Image Contest’

When I saw this contest, I ignored it completely. Not because I can’t use the $1,000 first place prize, but because I cannot draw. My least favorite game is Pictionary. Everything I draw either looks like a horse or a horse. :-)

But for those of you who have the artist flare for drawing, you may wish to take a look at the contest.

Grand Prize

The Grand Prize winner will be the entry with the most online votes and will be awarded $1000

2nd Prize

Three (3) Second place winners will each receive a one year online subscription to Consumer Reports Magazine

Contest Instructions

Create your own original image (either photo, drawing, collage or any visual medium) illustrating the dangers of credit card debt faced by millions of Americans. Encourage your friends and family to vote for your submission. The entry that receives the most votes wins $1000!

Of course only original works can be submitted, so no cheating. Only residents of the U.S. may apply. Contest starts on January 10, 2010 and ends on February 9, 2010.

You may enter the contest at the Facebook link below.

Source – Consumer Union

Just Letters

I don’t know if you’ve ever had a chance to experience the mesmerizing activity that is magnetic refrigerator poetry, but I have, and let me tell you, it can be addicting, creative, and hilarious. Basically, you’re given a bunch of letters and words to stick on your refrigerator. When you first throw all of them up there, it’ll look like a jumbled mess, but if you take the time to create sentences and phrases from the pieces, the puzzle is sure to come together, and you’ll probably be surprised by what you come up with. One thing’s for sure, though – you’ll find yourself hanging out at the fridge a lot more than usual. It’s always more fun to enjoy this game with other people, and since you probably don’t have someone standing by your refrigerator all of the time (that is, unless you still have kids at home), you can use Just Letters to get creative with people from all over the Internet.
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