- For all kids ages 6-12.
- Entry must be at least 5 full sentences (no more than 250 words).
- Must be handwritten and legible (not typed).
- Once you have it done, take a picture or have your parents scan it in to the computer.
- Email it to email@example.com.
Contest will run April 1–30. Winners will be chosen the first week of May and announced May 6.
ALL participants will receive a printable certificate of participation in their parent’s email box once the contest is completed.
Entries will be judged by an independent panel of judges from our local library and media outlets.
What are the prizes?: We know that kids are motivated by cool prizes. That’s why we have partnered with some great companies and bloggers to make sure there are great prizes for the top entries. Go to www.hobbiesonabudget.com to see the things you could win.
For the adults: With the focus on the kids, let’s not forget the parents. There will be an entry form allowing the adults to sign up and win a journal just for them. Who says kids should have all the fun?
What will happen to these entries?: Starting in May, each entry will be randomly featured on the participating blogs all over the country. Who knows? Your child may have his entry be read by thousands of people who want to know ways to save money.
Why is this contest so important?: Our kids need to learn now that saving money is not just a necessity; it also can be fun, cool and rewarding. I want our three kids to grow up being financially intelligent and responsible. I want them to avoid making the same mistakes that many of us have made.
Teachers: Feel free to use this contest as a writing prompt in your class. We all know how important writing skills are. This is a great opportunity to motivate them and offer them tangible rewards.
Let’s all work together to help our kids learn ways to save money in their real life. Do you have a child who wants to enter this contest? Better grab a piece of paper and a pencil, and get them started.
Is it too late to be a sponsor of this great contest? Definitely not! If you have an idea and would like to offer something else as a prize so we can have more winners, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharon Williams blogs about saving money in real life at www.reallifedeals.com and ways to pursue your hobbies without breaking your budget at www.hobbiesonabudget.com.