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Credit card design contest kicks offs

Sept. 25, 1996

Credit card design contest kicks off

Students who submit a winning design for a credit card will win a prize.

By Sharon Mariotti

Lariat Reporter

A contest sponsored by the Alumni Association will begin Oct. 1 to design a new Baylor credit card.

Students wishing to submit a design should pick up an entry form in the Bill Daniel Student Center and submit them to the Student Involvement Board by Oct. 31.

Prizes include a lifetime membership to the Alumni Association and $250 credit to spend on the card, with a total value of $1,000.

Runners-up will also receive prizes.

The Alumni Association wants the students to design the card so their peers will be more likely to want the card, said Jeff Kilgore, assistant director for development and marketing.

The designs should represent 'Baylor tradition and pride' said Aren Newell, member of the Student Alumni Alliance and a Vestavia, Ala., senior.

'The designs can be anything: photography, drawings, paintings,' Newell said. 'We just want them to be creative.'

While waiting for the new design, students who apply for the card now will receive the alumni credit card with a picture of Pat Neff Hall on the front, Kilgore said.

All royalties will go back to Alumni Association-sponsored activities for the students, like the Senior Picnic, Welcome to the Family and sporting events.

The annual percentage rate on the card is 5.9 percent for the first five months and 9.9 percent plus

prime rate thereafter.

The plus prime rate is a published rate that runs in the Wall Street Journal on the 15th day of quarter months March, June, September and December.

The designs should be no bigger than 8.5 by 11 inches.

The card will come out the beginning of January, said Meredith Floyd, a Student Alumni Alliance member and a Dallas senior.

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