Financial Literacy Poster Contest
The Vermont State Treasurer's Office, in partnership with the Vermont Bankers Association, has held an annual statewide financial literacy poster contest since 2008. The goal of the Be Money Wi$e poster contest is to help students think about personal finance and provide them with a creative outlet to demonstrate their knowledge. The contest is open to Vermont students in 3rd through 12th grades. Students placing first in each grade division win a $100 cash prize. Their schools also are each awarded a $100 cash prize for supporting financial education. The poster theme is released in December of each year, with a mid-March deadline for entries.
2017 Poster Contest Theme: Race to Savings Success
This year's poster contest theme is Race to Savings Success. The deadline for submission is March, 17, 2017. All submissions must be between 8 1/2" x 11" and 11" x 17" in size (11" x 17" is preferred) and must be submitted on white paper stock.
Please send all entries to:
Vermont State Treasurer
ATTN: Poster Competition
109 State Street, 4th Floor, Montpelier, Vermont 05609-6200
The annual competition is open to all 3rd-12th grade Vermont students. The contest is sponsored by the State Treasurer's Office and the Vermont Bankers Association, Inc.
Winners Recognized in Montpelier
Each year, the State Treasurer's Office sponsors a ceremony in Montpelier to recognize the student winners from several financial literacy programs. The 2016 recognition ceremony was April 7. Students, parents, teachers and school librarians all attended the ceremony. Check out these pictures of the ceremony!
Congratulations to the 2016 Winners!
There were 139 posters entered in the 2016 contest. The theme was, "I Am a Money Maker!" The contest featured three grade categories: elementary, 3rd-5th grades; middle school, 6th-9th grades; and high school, 10th-12th grades. The winners for 2016 were:
Elementary School Division
1st Place: Marin Hemmett, Williston Central School
2nd Place: Tommy Jacques, Christ the King School
3rd Place: Joseph Paquette, Richford Elementary School
Middle School Division
1st Place: Hailey Chase, Williston Central School
2nd Place: Isabella Gaffney, Homeschool
3rd Place: Cassandra Bourdeau, Browns River Middle School
High School Division*
1st Place: Carol Fagan, Milton High School
2nd Place: Jordan Appenzeller, Essex High School
* No third place artwork was designated in the high school division.
There were 15 students who received honorable mention recognition. Those students placing in the honorable mention category were: Brittney Sabolevski, Leland & Gray Union Middle and High School; Kristen Potter, Milton High School; Ari Randall, Avalon Triumvirate Academy; Nina Zimakas, Williston Central School; Allison Bushey, St. Albans Town Educational Center; Batula Mohamed, Integrated Arts Academy; Emma Cosgove, Christ the King School; Katelyn Prescott, Lothrup Elementary School; Ethan Courcelle, Christ the King School; Ashley Davidson, Williston Central School; Seph Niquette, Williston Central School; Alexis Donna, Essex High School; Troy Kane, Richford Elementary School; Gordan Clark, Avalon Triumvirate Academy; and Jordan Parenteau, Browns River Middle School.