Chelsy McInnis, Lauren Fitzgerald and Andrew Noles learned they were winners in the Vantage Credit Union's Young & Free – Crash & Learn Promotion this past week. Jenn Cloud, the credit union’s Young & Free spokesperson, contacted the winners personally and invited them to the credit union to receive their prizes.
The three winners and their videos were chosen as finalists from a competitive field of applicants. They were then put up to a public vote, with Chelsy McInnis and her inspiring tale of an educational mishap taking the grand prize of $500. Original videos were accepted online through August 16 with public voting taking place August 17-27. The three winners were publicly announced on August 31. Plus, 5 random voters received a $20 Visa gift card each for participating.
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, promoted the Crash & Learn Challenge through a variety of social media outlets.Photo Caption (Left to Right): Lauren Fitzgerald, Chelsy McInnis and Andrew Noles