Money Smart Kid Competitions

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Quick Facts

Target: Grades 5-8

Management level: Moderate

Timeline: 2 months

Local Money Smart Week campaigns find a wide range of creative ways to test the ‘Money Smarts’ of middle school students. Competition-based financial learning is a popular methodology. Two favorites are the Money Smart Kid Essay Contest and the Middle School Money Fair. Use the links below (listed under '2020 Local Competitions') to find information on competitions local to you. 

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2020 Local Competitions

IL | Chicagoland Essay Contest Download Application | Submit Essay
IL | Vermilion County 
Essay Contest
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Michigan Essay Contest Download Application Design MI Money Future More Info 
Indiana Essay Contest
  Download Application
Iowa Essay Contest  Download Application


The Money Smart Kid Essay Contest and Middle School Money Fair are fun and exciting ways to engage students with a wide variety of money concepts and challenges them to critically think about solving real life issues.

  • Potential opportunity for scholarship prizes to be awarded to student finalists.
  • Opportunity for students to serve as ambassadors for financial literacy to their schools.
  • A simple & easy activity for teachers to add to their financial education lesson plans.