Contest banks on a brighter financial future
Nearly every parent wants their children to have more wealth than they do. Encouraging your children to enter the Kentucky Saves Piggy Bank Design Contest is one small way to them to start thinking creatively about savings and money.
The contest, sponsored by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and its Managing in Tough Times Initiative, is held every fall in anticipation of Kentucky Saves Week. Kentucky Saves Week encourages people to start or increase their personal savings and will be Feb. 22-27, 2016.
Any school-aged student in Kentucky can enter the contest at their county UK Cooperative Extension office. While the contest gives students the opportunity to think creatively, it also allows them to think about ways to build wealth and reduce debt.
Two winners are chosen by each of the state’s seven extension districts based on originality, creativity, artistic design and attractiveness. Winning designs will be displayed in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort during February. Winners will receive a certificate. In addition the Edmonson County winner will receive a $25 certificate from Bank of Edmonson County.
Entry forms and more information are available at the Edmonson County office of the UK Cooperative Extension Service, or you can download the form at the end of this article. You may contact us at 270-597-3628. All Edmonson County Piggy Banks are due to the Edmonson County Extension Office by November 20th.
For more information about Kentucky Saves, visit http://www.kentuckysaves.org/.
Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.