The Institute of Management Accountants announced on Wednesday the organization's 2018 “You’ve Got to Earn It” Video Contest. Open to students and young professionals alike, the Institute will once again be seeking brief (30 seconds to two minutes) video entries through January 31, 2018.

This year, the IMA is asking participants to creatively answer the question, “In what ways does the CMA (Certified Management Accountant) certification prepare you for the future and how does it ‘future-proof' your career?" A panel of independent judges will review submissions and ultimately select up to three finalists, whose entries will then be featured on the IMA's Facebook page on February 19, 2018. The videos will then be voted on until February 26, with the tallied number of likes on each video deciding the winners.

The grand prize winner will receive $2,500 and travel costs for up to five team members to attend the IMA’s Annual Conference & Expo, held in Indianapolis next June, in addition to the Wiley CMAexcel CMA Review Course Scholarship, worth $1,795. Second and third place winners will receive $1,500 and $1,000, respectively, and also receive the Wiley CMAexcel Online Intensive Review with CMA Test Bank Scholarship, worth $470.

A still from the 2017 grand prize winner, "I Will Earn It (The Road to Becoming a CMA)."
A still from the 2017 grand prize winner, "I Will Earn It (The Road to Becoming a CMA)." Facebook

For more information, head to the contest's page here.

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