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Youth poster contest stresses importance of savings

Posted: Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) is sponsoring the 2011 Be Money Wi$e National Financial Literacy Poster Contest. The contest is being offered as a way to educate and build awareness with our young people on sound money management and financial responsibility. The contest also provides a creative outlet for students to express themselves. The theme for the 2011 contest is “Be A $uperhero! $ave Money!”

As a member of the NFCC, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of N.E. Indiana is hosting the contest in the Northeastern Indiana area. Entries will be judged in three grade categories (elementary, middle, and high) and must be submitted to Consumer Credit Counseling Service of N.E. Indiana no later than February 1, 2011. Local winning grade category entries will be submitted to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling as national finalists. The national overall contest winner will receive an award plaque, a $500.00 savings bond, and an all-expense paid trip (includes travel, lodging, and meals) with a parent or guardian to Washington, DC to be presented with their national award. Consumer Credit Counseling Service of N.E. Indiana is also awarding local prizes of $100.00 savings bonds to the 1st place winner in each grade category. Savings bonds provided by Tower Bank.

For more information on the CCCS of NE IN poster contest please contact Hubie Ashcraft at 260-432-8200 Ext. 3307 or hashcraft@financialhope.org or you can visit www.MoneywisePosterContest.org.