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

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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