Money Smart Teen Competitions

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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. 

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2020 Local Competitions

National/Statewide Competitions 
Finance Challenge | Fed Challenge NY CHI
Chicagoland Essay Contest  Download Application Submit Essay
Iowa Essay Contest  Download Application
Michigan Personal Finance Challenge Learn More


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.