Financial Literacy Superheroes Competition

The Financial Literacy Superheroes Competition is currently accepting submissions! The deadline for submissions is midnight on March 24th, 2024 

General Information & Guide

The San Diego Council on Literacy, in partnership with contributing sponsors, announces the third annual Financial Literacy Superheroes Competition…to promote good money management habits among young people and families in the San Diego region!

Youth and their parents/guardians are invited to compete for awards and cash prizes with the aim of creating outstanding and original art pieces that teach one or more of the following financial literacy concepts:

Financial literacy lessons to teach

  • The importance of saving money
  • Budgeting money and making ends meet
  • Repelling predatory lenders
  • Borrowing wisely
  • Being cautious about credit 
  • Building charity into your budgeting

In this competition, artists of all skill ranges, comic book fans, everyone, is invited to compete for cash prizes, ranging from $250 to $600. Here are the age group, family, and prize categories:


  • Ages 4-6 (one child, one parent/guardian) $250
  • Ages 7-10 (one child, one parent/guardian) $300
  • Ages 11- 17 (one child, one parent/guardian)  $400  
  • $500 Teen Team (Two $250 scholarships for one team of two) between the ages of 11 and 17
  • $600 Solo Entry (1), one teen only, between the ages of 11-17


In three of the five competition categories we require collaboration between young competitors and a parent/guardian.

 In the “Solo Entry” and “Teen Team” categories, we prohibit parent/guardian engagement.

Parent/Guardian must sign the entry form to give permission for the child’s engagement in the competition.

Haga un click aqui para ver el formulario de competencia en Espanol.

Click here to find some useful resources for entrants!

Deadline for receipt of Entries: Sunday, March 24, 2024

Awards Ceremony: Saturday, April 13, 2024 at The Comic-Con Museum, Balboa Park

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

  • Presentation of a clear and strong financial literacy message.
  • Presentation of an original art concept.
  • Presentation of an original superhero concept. 
  • Presentation of an entry that is attractive overall. 

Additional Criteria

  • All submissions must be one page only.
  • The submission can be a comic book cover, a traditional comic book page with panels, or a poster format.
  • Entries must be in a portrait layout (like a comic book…not landscape.)
  • Submissions can be in color or black and white.
  • Entries can be produced electronically or by hand.


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