Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 03, 2012
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Ready.Save.Grow. campaign today launched the “Save Out Loud” Student Photo and Video 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 by entering the contest. Grand Prize Winners will receive a virtual classroom conversation with Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios, along with commemorative prizes.
“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.”
To enter the “Save Out Loud” Contest, students*, their parents or teachers should visit and “like” the Ready.Save.Grow. Facebook page. There are two ways to enter:
- Photo Contest: Submit an aspirational savings snapshot along with a description of up to 250 words
- Video Contest: Submit a 90-second video sharing a personal or family story about savings goals
Entries should be original, creative and support the concept of saving. Prizes will be awarded for best photo and video in each of the following categories: Grades K – 6 and grades 7 – 12. 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, Jump$tart Coalition and Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions; and Nan Morrison, Council for Economic Education. A Popular Vote Winner also will be awarded for best photo and video in each category based on public online 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. Winners will be announced in early December. For more information about the “Save Out Loud” Contest or to enter, go to http://www.facebook.com/readysavegrow or http://www.treasurydirect.gov/readysavegrow.
*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 students or a group (up to six members) with parental permission.
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