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Money Smart Kid essay contest deadline is March 27

posted Mar 12, 2015, 10:29 AM by TC Administrator   [ updated Mar 12, 2015, 10:29 AM ]
DES MOINES, IOWA (March 2, 2015) – Iowa students have until March 27 to enter the Money Smart Kid essay contest and compete for the chance to win $1,000 to help boost their college savings. The statewide essay contest is sponsored by the Iowa Bankers Association.
To participate, students must be in grades seven through eleven. Eligible students can enter the contest by writing an essay of 300 words or fewer, answering: “What is the biggest obstacle to saving your money? What technological and/or banking solutions might help you and your friends begin to save?”
The student with the winning essay will be selected as Iowa’s Money Smart Kid for 2015 and receive
$1,000 toward college savings funded by the Iowa Bankers Association.
The Money Smart Kid also serves as an ambassador during Money Smart Week Iowa, which will be April
18-25 in several communities across the state.
Essays are due March 27. To download an essay application form and instructions, visit
About Money Smart Week
Money Smart Week Iowa 2015 is an economic outreach program from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Throughout Money Smart Week, community groups, financial institutions, government agencies, educational organizations and financial experts from across the state host dozens of free educational events to help Iowans of all ages learn to better manage their personal finances.
More than 200 partnering organizations currently participate in Money Smart Week, hosting more than 160 events during Money Smart Week. If your organization is interested in participating in Money Smart Week, contact Joanne Kuster at
For more information, contact:
Joanne Kuster, Chairperson, Money Smart Week | 515-991-5632
Lori Ristau, Vice President,
Marketing and Communications,
Iowa Bankers Association | 515-286-4316