Money Smart Teen Competitions

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ABOUT MONEY SMART TEEN COMPETITIONS

Quick Facts

Target: Grades 9-12

Management level: Moderate

Timeline: 2 months

Local Money Smart Week campaign planners find a wide range of creative ways to test the ‘Money Smarts’ of high school students. Competition-based financial learning is a popular methodology. Popular competition styles include: Essay contests, money fairs, shark tanks, & team trivia. Opportunities to piggy back on a national or state-wide competitions are plentiful as well.  Use the links below (listed under '2020 Local Competitions') to find information on competitions local to you. 

Email Money.Smart@chi.frb.org if you would like information on your local competition added to this website.  

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2020 Local Competitions

National/Statewide Competitions 
Finance Challenge | Fed Challenge NY CHI

Chicagoland Essay Contest  Download Application Submit Essay


BENEFITS

Money Smart Teen competitions are fun and exciting ways to engage students with a wide variety of money concepts that challenge 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.
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