If you’re planning to enter the 2012 GRS video contest, you’d better get to work. The contest ends this Sunday night (April 15th) at one second before midnight. This may be the year to enter, too. Because there have only been seventeen entries so far, you have great odds of picking up one of the three $500 prizes.

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.

Meg from Wise Bread put together her own video to share her favorite personal finance tip. (This isn’t an official contest entry.)

Here are the official contest rules. You can also view the latest videos that have been entered in the contest. For instance, I really like this video from Justin about how to keep your emergency fund on ice. It’s a great example of an entry in the personal finance tips category:

And here’s a good example of an entry from the success stories category, in which a nine-year-old saves for an iPad:

These are exactly the sorts of tips and stories we’re looking for in the video contest. I know that you have something to share, so what are you waiting for? There are still two full weekend days left for you to put together your two-minute video and submit it to the contest.

Remember, a well-produced video is definitely a nice touch, but don’t be get discouraged if you don’t do anything slick or fancy. In the end it’s the story or the tip that will be judged, and the important thing is to get yours into the competition.

I look forward to seeing what you have to show us!

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