Update: Voting has officially ended. Give us a day or two to tally results and we’ll announce the winners on this blog later this week!
UPDATE: VOTING HAS STARTED HERE! It will go for 2 weeks. Vote here: http://blog.futureadvisor.com/build-a-better-piggy-bank-entries/
The iconic piggy bank existed decades before the first computer, before the first 401k, and before money went digital. FutureAdvisor asks you: How can you make the piggy bank better? Maybe your “ham of a bank” includes a dollar bill ingester like a vending machine. Maybe your particular pig has wheels and cruises around the city? We’re looking for creative, awesome, and exciting renditions of the classic bank. We don’t even care if it’s a pig, it just needs to pay homage to the classic saving swine.
We’re looking for:
Makers, hackers, doers, sculptors, engineers and generally awesome people to build a better piggy bank. Whether it’s steam punky or rubber ducky, show us what you got!
- First Prize: $1000
- Second Price: $500
- Third Prize: $250
- Staff Pick: $250
1) Your piggy bank must store currency. It doesn’t matter if it’s Bitcoin, Pennies, or Francs. It must retain the primary function of a piggy bank, which is to save money. You should show that in your video or pictures.
2) No animal cruelty. Making your pet pig eat a bunch of pennies isn’t just bad for the next person to get those pennies, it’s bad for your pig. Let’s be good to our animal friends. (UPDATE: We’ve gotten questions whether bacon is ok. We’re saying yes.)
3) Feel free to use any medium you’d like to make your bank. Don’t be afraid to push the limits. Cake, Legos, wood, paper or whatever you like: It’s all fair game.
Before April 1st you’ll need to deliver pictures, or a video of your piggy bank in action. We want to see it working in the most illustrative way possible.
The winner of the contest will be determined by who gets the most votes, so your presentation is extremely important. Readers are interested not just in the product, but how you made it. We’ll be featuring all of the pictures and videos on our blog.
How To Enter
Simply give us your email address and we’ll email you reminders about deadlines, or just send your submissions to Pigs@Futureadvisor.com. If you have questions, don’t be afraid to leave them in the comments.
Here’s some inspiration for you: