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Holly LaFon
Holly LaFon
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Value Idea Contest: Win Up to $1,100 for Your Investment Idea

An exciting announcement from GuruFocus

October 10, 2018 | About:

The real value of GuruFocus.com is not just our industry-leading research tools and real-time Guru data. As a hub for value-minded investors, we have gathered thousands of the most talented retail and institutional value investors in the world.

To this community of stock pickers we are excited to announce that we are re-launching the Value Idea Contest.

The awards

All qualifying submissions will receive $100.

If your stock doubles inside of 12 months, GuruFocus will pay you another $1,000.

Update: The stock must be doubled at 12 months. In other words, it must go up, stay up and be up one year from the date of its publication.

(Payments delivered monthly via PayPal)


To qualify for the contest, your article must meet the following requirements:

1. Idea must be thoroughly researched and cover the following areas:

  • Company history and business
  • Financial strength
  • Management
  • Valuation
  • Risks
  • Outlook

2. The idea must be long-term and value-oriented.

4. The same idea must not have been submitted for the contest within the previous six months.

5. The writing is exclusive to GuruFocus, but authors can post an abstract other places and link to the GuruFocus article.

6. The idea may not be a "penny stock," i.e., it must be trading over $1 per share at the time of submission. (This is to prevent speculation, manipulation and so forth.)

Only articles meeting these criteria will be considered.

Sample submission

To view an sample of a previous Value Idea winning article, click here.

How to submit ideas

To submit an article for the Value Idea Contest, simply hover over the "Articles" heading in the blue banner at the top of the page and click "Submit Articles Online."

Be sure to identify the article in the headline as an entry for the contest. Both free and premium members are eligible to enter the contest.


The contest is now OPEN. The deadline for each month’s submissions is the last calendar day of the month. GuruFocus will select the top articles each month. Members will then have the opportunity to vote and choose a winner.

Authors are NOT limited to one submission per month. All well-researched, qualified articles are eligible.

Good luck!

About the author:

Holly LaFon
I'm a financial journalist with a Master of Science in journalism from Medill at Northwestern University.

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Dimknaf - 11 months ago    Report SPAM

Thank you GuruFocus for this contest.

I think that you might rething of 6. As value investors, we know that Market Capitalization is what matters. There might be a 5 dollar stock with a tiny capitalization and then a 50c stock with capitalization of hundreds of millions. The price of the stock can change with just a reverse-split. Market capitalization is the meaningful value oriented metric. Stock price probably is for traders.

In a future edition of the contest, I would prospose a change to this. For example: "Only stocks with a market cap above $50 or $100 million."

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