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Georgia Saves

 

Across the entire state of Georgia, people like you are proving you can start small and think big. Georgia Savers are setting financial goals, tracking their spending and taking control of their financial future. Our staff and trained volunteers can show you how to develop a savings strategy and take one step at a time. So don't wait any longer...

 

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2018 Make Your Own Piggy Bank Contest

                           

 

Prizes

Middle School Winner                    $100 gift card

Grade School Winner                     $50 gift card

Rules

  1. The finished piggy bank should be no larger than 12” x 12” x 12” (One square foot).
  2. Banks must be created and decorated by the contestant with little or no adult assistance.
  3. No team submissions; only one entry per person.
  4. Your piggy bank MUST have a way to put money in and get it out without destroying the bank.
  5. You may use any medium you like, including (but not limited to) cake, Legos, wood, paper, cardboard, recycled containers, etc.
  6. You may decorate the space around your bank as well, but must stay within the one square foot size limitation.
  7. Must be a Georgia resident to participate.

How to Enter

  1. Join the Georgia Saves campaign (http://GeorgiaSaves.org).
  2. Make a video (60 seconds or less). Tell us about your bank, how it will help you to reach your savings goals, and the materials used to make it. Be sure to show how money goes in and comes out of your bank.
  3. Email your video, grade level, and contact information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 15, 2018. Your video will be posted to Instagram with the following hash tags: #GeorgiaSavesBankContest and either #GS (students in first through fifth grades) or #MS (Students in sixth through eighth grades).
  4. Winners will be determined by a panel of judges based on the following criteria:
    a. Linked to savings goal (10%)
    b. Originality: Uniqueness of the concept (10%)
    c. Creativity (15%)
    d. Functionality: Money can be inserted and removed (15%)
    e. Visual Appeal (15%)
    f. Video Presentation (10%)
    g. Popularity on Instagram (10%)
    h. Overall Impression (15%)

     


Savings Strategies:

Building wealth starts when you set a goal and make a plan to reach that goal. Whatever goal you choose – whether it’s buying a car, buying a house, or getting out from under your debts – learn about proven savings strategies and get simple tips on the best ways to save. Click on the links below to learn how to:

 

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