U.S. Department of the Treasury Kicks Off “Save Out Loud” Contest to Encourage Youth Savings
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Ready.Save.Grow. campaign launched the “Save Out Loud” Contest to celebrate kids’ savings goals and inspire a lifetime of good savings habits. Students in grades K – 12 are encouraged to share their savings stories for a chance to win a live video conversation with Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios, along with commemorative prizes.
The deadline for the “Save Out Loud” Contest is Sunday, November 25, 2012!
“Whether they’re saving for a baseball glove, a first car or a college education, students of all ages have a reason to save,” said Treasurer Rios. “I encourage teachers, parents and kids everywhere to capture and submit these savings stories as part of our nationwide challenge, and as a fun, but important reminder of the benefits of saving.”
Students* have two ways to enter the Ready.Save.Grow. ”Save Out Loud” Contest:
Entries should be original, creative, and support the concept of saving.
Winners will be announced in early December with prizes awarded for best photo and video in each of the following categories:
Grand Prize Winners will be determined by a panel of judges, including Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios; Bureau of the Public Debt Commissioner Van Zeck; Beth Kobliner, personal finance commentator and journalist; David Mancl, JumpStart Coalition and Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions; and Nan Morrison, Council for Economic Education. A Popular Vote Winner will also be awarded for best photo and video in each category based on public votes received during the contest. All contest winners will receive official commemorative prizes from the Treasury Department.
“Save Out Loud” Contest entries will be accepted through Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. Students, teachers or families may enter as many times as they wish, but only one winner will be selected per contest entrant.
*Parents must enter on behalf of children under 13, and give consent for children 13 and above. Teachers may also submit an entry on behalf of individual students or classroom teams of students (up to six members) with parental permission.
To learn more about the contest, please visit: http://challenge.gov/Treasury/426-save-out-loud-photo-and-video-contest
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