The “How Will You Build a Brighter Financial Future?” writing competition is two-fold. Not only do young authors have the opportunity to hone their writing skills, but the theme encourages youth to seriously contemplate how you plan to have a solid financial future. Sponsored by Planting People Growing Justice Press, the goal of the competition is to inspire our youth to build a culture of wealth and support community development. 

Guidelines for the “How Will You Build a Brighter Financial Future?” writing competition are as follows:

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2023

Ages: Submissions are welcomed from youth living in Minnesota, who are in grades 3 through 12.

Word Count: No less than 1,000 words in the following categories:

  1. Fiction or Creative Fiction
  2. Prose or Poetry

Writing prompts to consider in developing your story:

  1. How do you define financial literacy?
  2. What is the meaning of wealth creation?
  3. What tools and strategies are needed to support financial wellness in your family and community?

25 winners will receive: $50 and a copy of the published book. 

Financial literacy resources for youth:

Check out these financial literacy materials for kids of all ages. Accessing these resources can provide the tools and knowledge to help explain how you will build a brighter financial future!

Families Teaching Kids About Money

Kids Financial Literacy Education Activities

Four Games to Build Financial Literacy

The 7 Best Finance Books for Kids in 2023 (

We look forward to reading your submissions!

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