The deadline has finally arrived -- today is the final day for credit unions to take part in one of CU Journal's most popular annual features, "A Day in the Life of Credit Unions." All photos must be submitted via email by 11:59 P.M. ET tonight, Wed. Nov. 8.

For the 20th anniversary of Credit Union Journal’s annual Day in the Life of Credit Unions project, instead of producing the big slideshow and print spread of photos that were taken all on the same day a couple months prior to International Credit Union Day, this year, we asked credit union to shoot their photos on International Credit Union Day.

Credit unions from all over the world took photos on Oct. 19 for International Credit Union Day, and many have begun to submit them for inclusion in this year's "Day in the Life" slideshow and photo spread.

The Day in the Life of Credit Unions project was conceived to highlight credit unions and all of the ways they help their members, so even though many credit unions will have all kinds of special events happening in their branches on ICU Day, the real "magic" is in the credit union difference, which happens every single day. From unlocking the doors at the start of the day to locking back up at the end and all the moments in between, special and mundane, we want to show one day in the life of your credit union.

All photos must have been taken on Oct. 19 and must be sent in by 11:59 P.M. ET on Nov. 8. Send high-resolution photos, along with basic caption information (name of credit union, where the CU is headquartered as well as where the photo was taken, and a brief explanation of what the photo depicts) to

The best of these photos will be featured in a slideshow on and in a special print edition Dec. 4.

For more information, please contact Lisa Freeman at or 561-429-6107.

Need some inspiration? Check out slideshows from previous years.