Stockpicking Contest with $65k in Prizes

SumZero and Value Investing Congress are partnering up for their annual stockpicking contest…

We’ve had a few five figure winners from blog readers in past contests, let’s get some more!

$65,000 in prizes for the 3 finalists! Like last year, our grand prize winner will take the stage at the 9th Annual New York Value Investing Congress, taking place September 16th & 17th at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Fredrick P. Rose Hall, and present their winning idea to an audience of elite investors. But this year he or she will also take home a robust cash prize of $50,000, and our 2nd and 3rd prize winners will also receive cash prizes of $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. All 3 finalists will receive a one year subscription to FactSet as well as free admission to the Value Investing Congress and Pre-Congress workshop. All contestants are eligible to receive a special trial offer to FactSet products as well.

How Can I Enter?
Starting July 15th, submit your finest investment idea in written form to this site. Your pitch must be 500 – 3,000 words in length and the company/opportunity you focus on must have a market capitalization of at least $500 million (USD). Preference will be given to write-ups on companies with greater liquidity, as well as those with a significant discussion of valuation factors and catalysts.

Beyond these minimal requirements, any and all types of investment ideas and strategies are welcome. This includes spin-offs, special events, turn-arounds, shorts as well as various asset classes outside of common equities, including preferreds, credit, derivatives and others.

Eligibility requirements include being an active SumZero member working on the buyside.

Some other conferences below…

Most are offered once a year with various deadlines:

Research Papers

S&P SPIVA ($30,000 + $15,000)

AQR Insight ($100,000 prize)

Whitebox Research ($25,000 prize)

NAAIM Wagner Award ($10,000 prize)

MTA Dow Award ($5,000 prize)

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