Spring is on the way, which means it’s almost time for the third annual Get Rich Slowly video contest!

Two years ago, to celebrate this site’s fourth anniversary, we invited readers to submit short videos sharing financial tips and success stories. We received 57 submissions, from which J.D. picked a handful of contest winners.

2011 Video Contest Winners
Last year, the quality of the videos was so high that it was difficult to pick the winners! To review, the winner in the Success Stories category was Ian, who described how he paid off $35,000 in student loans and build a sustainable off-grid house.

In the Money Tips category, Kevin won with his rap about how he saves money on cable television:

And in the third (bonus) category for folks with websites, the prize went to Chip from Chip’s Money Tips for How I Saved $14,000 by Avoiding the P-Word and How to Save on Car Rentals.


How I Saved $14,000 by Avoiding the P-Word


How to Save on Car Rentals

You can read the full recap here.

2012 Get Rich Slowly Video Contest
Get your cameras ready because the 2012 contest starts March 15, and you’ll have until April 15 to submit your video.

This year there will be three grand prizes of $500 each in the following categories:

  • Best Personal Finance Tips Video
  • Best Success Story Video
  • Website Award (Bonus: We’ll feature the winning website on GRS.)

In addition, if you submit your video before April 1, you’ll be entered to win the Early Bird Award, a prize of $250!