For the last several years, a committee of Money Smart Week® partners have sponsored local competitions for students to see if they are "Money Smart. To find more information on a local Money Smart Week Kid competition in your area, click on one of the links below.

2018 Money Smart Kid Essay Question
Please write a brief newspaper article describing the potential devastating effects of a natural disaster (fire, flood, hurricane, etc.) on a family’s financial situation. Please select only one type of natural disaster for the focus of your article. Be sure to include tips and resources for readers to help prepare them for a potential future unexpected crises.



Atlanta MSW Kid 2018                     Atlanta MSW Teen 2018     


Chicagoland 2018             DeKalb, Lee & LaSelle Counties 2018              

Northwest Illinois Region 2018                                    


Indiana 2018


Iowa 2018


Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro 2018      


Other Money Smart Kid Competitions

MS Teen Sycamore High School

MS Teen DeKalb High School


Poster Contest