Financial Literacy Superheroes Contest

The San Diego Council on Literacy is happy to announce the launch of its first annual Financial Literacy Superheroes Competition! Local children and their parents/guardians are invited to submit graphic art entries that are comic book themed. Entries must include a financial literacy/money management message. Best entries will win awards and cash prizes as described below:

$500 prizes (4)

  • Ages 4-6 (requires one child, one parent/guardian)
  • Ages 7-10 (requires one child, one parent/guardian)
  • Ages 11- 17 (requires one child, one parent/guardian)
  • Ages 11-17 (Solo Entry, one teen only)          

$1,250 scholarships (1 winning Teen Team of two competitors), Ages 11-17

Most competition categories require collaboration between young competitors and a parent/guardian. In the “Solo Entry” and “Teen Team” categories, this collaboration is prohibited.

Entry Components

Awards/Prizes will go to contestants who submit one full-page entry that excels in meeting the following criteria:

  • Presents a strong financial literacy message.
  • Presents an original, creative art concept.
  • Presents an original superhero concept.
  • Presentation of an entry that is attractive overall.

The submission can look like a comic book cover, a comic book page with panels, or can be in a poster format.

Financial literacy lessons to teach

  • The importance of saving money
  • Budgeting money to make ends meet
  • Repelling predatory lenders
  • Borrowing wisely
  • Knowing the good & bad about credit
  • Building charity into your budget

Read the full contest instructions, and directions on submitting your artwork here.

Send all inquiries by email to contact@literacysandiego.org

Entries must be received no later than the end of the day Friday, March 11, 2022

The award ceremony will take place, Saturday, March 26, 2022, Comic-Con Museum in Balboa Park.

 

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