Bust out your Photoshops! Consumers Union Defend Your Dollars is running a contest to see who can make the best image that shows how debt can be dangerous. Users vote and the winner gets a a $1000 cash prize. You have a pretty good chance of winning too as they’ve only got like 17 entries and the contest ends on Jan 31. I know some of you folks like to make these sorts of things so why not give it a whirl?
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. 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.