NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling all future stock pickers: TheStreet (NASDAQ: TST) and The University of Dayton's RISE 2014 student investment conference today announced a call for entries for the second "Next Great StockPickr" competition. Now through February 28, 2014, undergraduate and graduate students are invited to produce and submit a one-minute video in which they present their selection of a stock they believe will show the most gains in the coming year.
One winner will receive a trip to New York City to meet TheStreet's founder and chief markets commentator, James Cramer, at TheStreet's headquarters on Wall Street. They will also win a one-year subscription to The Chairman's Club, which encompasses TheStreet's full suite of premium services in addition to access to The Deal Pipeline, The Deal's transaction information service reporting on the deal economy. The winner and four finalists will be awarded a trip to RISE, the largest and longest running student investment conference in the world - with flights, hotel, and conference registration fees paid for.
Entries can be submitted online at: http://contests.thestreet.com/stockpickr. Once entered, videos will be uploaded to TheStreet's Facebook page and finalists will be selected based on the number of "likes" the video receives. Jim Cramer and his investment team will select one grand prize winner and four top finalists.
"When we launched the inaugural StockPickr competition this past spring, our goal was to discover the next champion stock picker, but we gained so much more along the way. We connected with the next generation of Wall Street on a new level," said Mr. Cramer. "I believe that people should invest early in life, and this contest encourages students to learn more about Wall Street, do their homework on stocks, and reap the financial benefits in the long run. We are very excited to see what students have to share with us this school year."
Participants must submit their entries by midnight EST on February 28, 2014, at http://contests.thestreet.com/stockpickr. Follow the contest on social media using the hashtag #NextGreatStockPickr and check TheStreet's Facebook page to vote for submissions.
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About the University of Dayton's RISE The University of Dayton's RISE is the largest and longest-running student investment conference in the world. Now in its 14th year, RISE (Redefining Investment Strategy Education) brings together thousands of students, faculty and practitioners from more than 300 educational institutions and professional organizations. Past speakers have included Federal Reserve Bank presidents, a Nobel laureate and CEOs and investment strategists from some of the largest and most successful investment firms in the world. The University of Dayton, a top-10 Catholic research university, holds RISE annually in association with the United Nations Global Compact.
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