Financial Literacy Superhero Contest

https://www.literacysandiego.org/financial-literacy-superheroes-competition/

Financial Literacy Superhero Contest

General information and guide

The San Diego Council on Literacy, in partnership with contributing sponsors, hereby presents Financial Literacy Superhero Contest…to promote good money management habits among youth and families in the San Diego area!

Youth and their parents/guardians are invited to compete for rewards and cash prizes to create exceptional and original artwork that teaches one or more of the following financial literacy concepts:

Financial Literacy Lessons to Teach

  • The importance of saving money
  • Set a budget and make ends meet
  • Fend off predatory lenders
  • Borrow wisely
  • Know the good and bad sides of credit
  • Include charity in your budget

In this contest, artists of all skill levels, comic book fans, anyone, are invited to compete for cash prizes, ranging from $500 to $1,250. Here is the age group, family and price categories:

$500 General prices (3)

  • 4 to 6 years old (one child, one parent/guardian)
  • 7-10 years old (one child, one parent/guardian)
  • 11 to 17 years old (one child, one parent/guardian)

$500 Solo entry (1), one teenager only, between 11 and 17 years old

$1,250 Teen team (Two scholarships of $1,250 for a team of two) between 11 and 17 years old

In four 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 parental/guardian involvement.

Parent/guardian must sign the registration form to authorize the engagement of the child in the competition.

Deadline for receipt of registrations: Friday, March 11, 2022

Awards ceremony: Saturday, March 26, 2022 at the Comic-Con Museum, Balboa Park

The Best New Superhero Concept Awards/Prizes will go to applicants who submit a full-page entry that excels in answering the following Criteria:

  • Presentation of a clear and strong financial literacy message.
  • Presentation of an original artistic concept.
  • Introducing an original superhero concept.
  • Presenting an attractive entry overall.

Additional criteria

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

Here are the steps to submit a winning entry:

  1. Study the criteria and concepts of financial literacy.
  2. Produce an entry.
  3. To fill the registration form. Make sure the registration form is signed by a parent or guardian.
  4. Submit the entry form and artwork to the San Diego Council on Literacy either by email to contact@literacysandiego.org or at:

San Diego Council on Literacy
3245 University Avenue, #301
San Diego, CA 92104

  1. Artwork may also be submitted to the San Diego Council on Literacy website by following the instructions below.
  2. Send all inquiries by email to contact@literacysandiego.org

NOTE: By submitting an entry form and entry, contestants give permission to the San Diego Council on Literacy to publish their work via social media, television, and newspapers. All entries remain the property of the artists.

Instructions for submitting artwork to the San Diego Council on Literacy website

Take a photo or scan of your artwork and upload the file in the form below.

Take a photo or scan the signed registration form and upload the file in the form below. Download the registration form here.

If you do not receive a confirmation email within 2-3 days of your submission, please email Claire Couron at contact@literacysandiego.org. You can also contact Claire with any questions you may have.

Before submitting, please read the contest rules here.

Sarah J. Greer