Googolplex Grand Prize Photo Wward Goes to Rogue Federal CU Member
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mark Wolff – CUNA Communications; (202) 508-6764; firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Nigrelli – CUNA Marketing; (608) 231-4246; email@example.com
Madison, Wis. (February 7, 2012) – A 16-year-old member of Rogue Federal Credit Union (Rogue FCU) in Medford, Ore., is this year’s winner of the Googolplex Grand Prize photo contest.
Googolplex, a Credit Union National Association (CUNA) onlineEDGE online tool for youth, comprises three customizable sites for elementary, middle and high school students. It offers themed photo contests for the high school site, C-Note, which culminate with a $1,000 grand prize every year.
The grand prize-winning member, Chloe, submitted her photo “Welcome to Our Wetland” in the “School Daze” theme. Describing the photo, she says of her brand-new school that “what makes it amazing is it is built next to a wetland!” Chloe captures the environment, adding, “The school and students made a choice to preserve the wetland and they made it part of our learning curriculum.”
“I use Googolplex to learn new money saving techniques or to read peoples’ stories on how they make money,” says Chloe. “I really appreciate Googolplex for putting on the contest. I’ve never won something this big and it was really fun to participate in!”
Chloe submitted her photo through Rogue FCU, which offers its young members resources and advice about how best to learn and plan their finances.
“The current C-Note photo contest theme is Furry Friends. This should be an easy theme for young people whether they own a pet or not!” said Rena Crispin, managing editor of Googolplex.
CUNA’s editors choose contest themes based on suggestions from a nationwide teenage panel of student editors. C-Note invites photo entries by publicizing the contest in subscriber emails and on the front page of C-Note. Every seven weeks the theme changes and a contestant wins $100. Once a year, all winning photos from the past 12 months’ themes are open to a public vote. The winner receives $1,000.
Students may vote in Googolplex contests or submit their photos to different contest themes throughout the year by visiting C-Note, the high-school level of Googolplex, on their credit union’s website and clicking on the photo contest display at the top right of the page (or by visiting http://www.cuna.org/finlit/gplex.html).
To learn more about how Googolplex and other onlineEDGE tools benefit both credit unions and their members, visit http://www.cuna.org/onlineedge.
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