Gwendolyn Mercer's debit card redesign was the big winner in Vantage Credit Union’s (Bridgeton) Young & Free Debit Card Design Challenge. Mercer’s debit card design, titled ‘Traffic,’ was one of 62 entries that were posted to the Young & Free website during the challenge timeframe.
Applicants were asked for an original debit card design that reflected what being Young & Free in St. Louis meant to them. Entrants had a chance to win three great cash prizes as well as the ultimate opportunity—to have their design used by the credit union for an actual Young & Free Debit Card. Candis Sprawl won second place, which was a check for $200; and Matthew Bell won third place, a check for $100. Mercer and Bell received their prizes at the Bridgeton branch of Vantage Credit Union. Prizes were presented by Young & Free spokesperson, Jenn Cloud.
Young & Free St. Louis is a young adult program that offers the 25-and-under crowd useful information to assist them in managing their finances independently. Jenn Cloud is the current voice. It is her job to encourage young people to get a head start on their financial future via a dedicated website she fills with entertaining blog posts, videos and financial tips.Photo Caption: Young & Free Spokesperson, Jenn Cloud (L) presenting check to debit card design winner, Gwendolyn Mercer.