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MONEY SMART WEEK STUDENT CONTEST

SHOW YOUR TALENT AND CREATIVITY!

PRIZES & GRANTS

Incorporate the importance of personal finance in your story OR video and have the opportunity to win a prize!
MEDIA PRIZES
STORY PRIZES
SCHOOL PRIZES

1st Place: $100

2nd Place: $75

3rd Place: $50

1st Place: $100

2nd Place: $75

3rd Place: $50

Students must follow contest guidelines & rules listed below. 

1st Place: $1000

2nd Place: $500

3rd Place: $250

Schools with the highest percentage of student body participation will be awarded a grant. 

CONTEST RULES AND GUIDELINES

Students in grades 6th – 8th residing in Doña Ana County are eligible to participate.

Students must have an advisor who can be a teacher, counselor, or librarian who must sign the verification and authenticity of the contest entry form. Stories OR videos may be submitted via email at moneysmartdac@yahoo.com or can be dropped off to Jen Garcia at Washington Federal Bank located at 1800 S. Telshor Blvd, following the guidelines below:

  • Each contestant must complete and attach an Entry Form.

  • Only one (1) story OR video per contestant.

  • Each story or video must reflect the contestant’s own research, writing, and original thinking on the specified topic.

STORY RULES
  • Stories must be typed in 12-point font, double-spaced with one-inch margins and limited to a single-sided page.

  • Stories must be submitted in PDF Format.

  • Each story must include a separate title page with the following information: Title, Author’s Name, School Name, Grade, and Name of Teacher.

  • Finalists will be given a ziplock bag of shredded money, provided by the Federal Reserve Bank. Students may use other materials along with the shredded money as visual aids.

MEDIA RULES
  • Individuals or Groups will be required to create a 30-60 second video clip to reflect the topic.

  • The video clip can be a motion picture, stop motion, or animated and it must be submitted electronically by the deadline.

  • Contestants will be provided official video submission rules that will require a signed copyright release by all participants.

* Submissions become the property of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and will not be returned to the author/creator. The Bank may reprint the stories in education publications and share the video clips on social media or at economic workshops. Citations will be given to the writers/creators.

JUDGING

Stories will be judged on the following criteria:

Writing
Organization
Comprehension
Creativity
Conclusion
TIMELINE
  • STORIES DUE: February 15, 2019

 

  • VIDEOS DUE (submitted electronically): February 15, 2019

 

  • FINALISTS NOTIFIED: February 25, 2019

 

  • MSW STORY/VIDEO AWARDS: March 2019

 

Finalist Videos will be posted to the Money Smart Week DAC Facebook Page for a chance to win a prize for the most liked video.

ARE YOU READY?

TIME IS RUNNING OUT. ENTER TODAY!

* Submissions become the property of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and will not be returned to the author/creator. The Bank may reprint the stories in education publications and share the video clips on social media or at economic workshops. Citations will be given to the writers/creators.