Financial Literacy Poster Competition (Deadline March 12)
Students in grades 3 through 12 are invited to creatively demonstrate their knowledge of personal finance by illustrating effective ways to manage money. The theme for the 2012 Be Money Wi$e Financial Literacy Poster Competition is “Managing Money is not Magic!”
The contest is sponsored by the Vermont State Treasurer’s Office and the Vermont Bankers Association. The purpose of the yearly contest is to give teachers and parents a tool to engage children in discussions on money management, including topics such as setting goals, earning money, spending money wisely, budgeting, saving, and using credit.
The contest features three grade categories: elementary, grades 3 through 5; middle school, grades 6 through 9; and high school, grades 10 through 12. Each grade category winner receives a $100 U.S. savings bond and their schools a $100 cash award in recognition of their support of financial literacy. The prizes are donated by the Vermont Bankers Association.
The deadline for poster submissions to the Treasurer’s Office is March 12, 2012. Winners will be recognized at a State House ceremony on April 12.
Posters must be on white paper stock and between 8 ½ ” by 11” or 11” by 17” inches in size. Vermont entries may be sent to the Treasurer’s Office, Attention Poster Competition, 109 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05609. Complete contest details are available on the Treasurer’s Office web site, financial literacy main page. Go to www.MoneyEd.Vermont.gov to view the contest rules.
Questions about the competition may be directed to the State Treasurer’s Office at 1-800-642-3191 or via e-mail at Treasurers.Office@state.vt.us.