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Youth Redesign Vantage Debit Card

Vantage Credit Union wants to know how young members envision being "Young & Free."  During the month of March, the challenge is for talented 18- to 25-year-olds to design a new debit card for the "Young & Free" account. Applicants may submit an original debit card design for the credit union’s "Not Your Mama’s Account" (NYMA). Click here for details and full application instructions. Applications will be accepted online through Friday, March 30, 2012. Public voting will take place April 5-12.

"More than 5,000 Young & Free members use our NYMA check card, so we've had the chance to get lots a feedback. Many have expressed interest in having a choice in card designs. This design challenge is an opportunity for young people to have a say in what their card might look like," says Vice President of Marketing, Kathy Palmer. "Plus, we thought this would be a great way to showcase regional talent."

The winning debit card designer will take home a cash prize of $500 and will have the opportunity to have their concept produced and used by Vantage Credit Union. There will be a second prize of $200 and a third prize of $100. All voters will be registered into an additional drawing for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card.

Young & Free St. Louis is a multi-media initiative addressing the unique financial needs of the 18- 25-year-old crowd. Jenn Cloud, the current Young & Free St. Louis Spokesperson will be promoting the design challenge through social media outlets.