Who can enter the Next Top Credit Union Exec challenge?

We've had a number of questions about who can enter the Next Top Credit Union Exec challenge. The information is in the rules and regulations and on the challenge overview but, unfortunately, was incorrect in our FAQ section. It's now consistent in all places.

So, here's the scoop:

  • This search is open only to employees of credit unions who are age 35 or under and who are legal residents of a CUES competition region. Regions include all of the US and Canada.

If you are 35 when you enter but are turning 36 sometime this year, you can still enter.

If you work for a vendor or an association serving the credit union industry, you can't apply. If there is significant interest from people within these groups, we will consider adding a separate category next year.

Besides our error in the FAQ section, most of the confusion around the challenge eligibility has come from who is eligible to become a CUES NextGen Member. While this new product is designed for those 35 and under, this membership package is open to anyone with less than two years’ experience in the financial services industry, regardless of age.

Hope that clarifies things. If you have any other questions please send us an e-mail or leave a comment.

We're so excited by all of the buzz we are hearing and all of questions we have received. We can't wait to see the first entries! Remember to tag your tweets with #ntcue for your chance to win a free membership.

The CUES Team