Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Adventures in Saving: Story-Writing Contest

I don't normally write about things like this, but the contest described below would make a fabulous writing project for the classroom. Read on!

As part of its commitment to financial literacy, ING DIRECT has created the Adventures in Saving story-writing contest to recognize people in 3 age groups (ages 6-12; 13-19; and 20+) for writing a children’s fictional story focused on a basic financial topic. The story should address a concept that teaches kids a basic lesson about responsible money management. Each grand prize winner (one per age group for a total of 3) will have his/her prize-winning story published and receive an ING DIRECT Orange Savings Account containing $1,000. Stories must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. EST on June 30, 2007.

  • Must be targeted to 4- to 7-year-olds.
  • Must not exceed 1,400 words.
  • Must follow proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar rules.
  • Must incorporate a basic financial theme such as:

    • What money is
    • How to save money
    • Making money
    • Wise spending
    • Budgeting
    • Banking cash
For more information, visit the Adventures in Saving web site.

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