It’s a sunny Saturday here in Portland, our first really spring-like day all year. Everyone’s out enjoying the sun. But not me. I’m inside looking at the submissions for this year’s Get Rich Slowly video contest. I’m pleased with the ones I’ve seen so far. You guys are awesome!

For instance, this submission from Cori Rubio is outstanding. Probably the best-filmed entry in the three years we’ve been running this contest. (No surprise since Cori is a film student.)

Also, I love this video from Travis Settineri describing how passion and hard work can lead to personal success. Yes, this is another sharp-looking video, but more than that, I’m a huge believer in the message Travis is sharing. It’s how I became successful, too.

But your video doesn’t neet professional production values to be awesome. I really like this success story from Kim K. It’s packed with tips, some of which I’ve never heard before.

There are many other great submissions already. But it’s not too late to enter! There’s still more than a week remaining before this contest is over. That means you’ve got this weekend and next to craft a prize-winning video.

As a reminder:

  • Entries are accepted between today and April 15th.
  • You can enter one two-minute video in each of two categories: Success Stories and Personal Finance Tips.
  • The winner of each category will receive $500. Runners-up will receive books.
  • As always, if you have a website and tell us about it, you’re eligible for the $500 Website Award.

The contest is easy to enter: Simply create a video of less than two minutes, upload it to YouTube, and then let us know about it. I’m the sole judge, and I’ll pick my favorite videos and announce winners by May 1st.

You can share a video from your own YouTube account or upload the video through the Get Rich Slowly contest page, but in both cases you’ll need a YouTube account. For complete info, check out the 2012 Get Rich Slowly video contest homepage. Good luck, everyone, and have fun.

And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go outside and enjoy this April sunshine while it lasts…

Note: Want to see what readers have done in the past? Here are the 2011 GRS Video Contest Winners and 2010 GRS Video Contest Winners.

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