Partner Contests

Hands on Banking Logo2021 Financial Literacy Month Contests

about the contest: 

Throughout the month of April, organizations across the country conduct a variety of events and carry out initiatives designed to improve financial literacy, especially among our nation's youth, and to promote financial well-being for all consumers. In celebration of Financial Literacy Month, FCCLA and Wells Fargo Hands on Banking have partnered together to celebrate and host a Public Service Announcement (PSA) and Digital Poster contest. This is a contest to create an original video or digital poster that delivers information about the importance of responsibly managing money. This contest is hosted by FCCLA, with support provided by the Wells Fargo Hands on Banking program.

who can participate:

Affiliated FCCLA student members and chapters.

what is the prize: 

Eight (8) chapters and/or individual members will win a grand prize of $1,000 cash. The cash prize is the same for an individual student member or for a chapter that submits as a group.

what is the video Subject:

Participants can choose one or more of the following topics to create a 30-second public service announcement or digital poster. Participants must use Wells Fargo's Hands on Banking resources to create the PSA or poster.

  1. Increasing Savings (ex. saving for college, planning for the future)
  2. Understanding Credit
  3. Impulse Buying
  4. Managing Money (developing a budget/spending plan)
  5. Developing Financial Knowledge and Confidence

how to submit your video or poster

Fill out the form here to submit your video.

when are video entries due:

The deadline for student submissions is April 30, 2021.

live voting:

Submitted PSA videos and digital posters will be shared with in an album on FCCLA's Facebook page for live voting. The eight (8) submissions with the highest number of likes will win the grand prize of $1,000 cash. Live voting will take place from May 10-21, 2021 with the winners being announced on May 26, 2021.

where can i find more info:

Below you can find the contest rules, as well as detailed guidelines. Email programs@fcclainc.org with questions.

notices:

  • Affiliated student members may enter individually or as part of a team. If entering as part of a team, the team must designate one person as the group's designated leader for purposes of the contest who must enter the team.
  • Multiple student members from the same chapter may submit a PSA or digital poster.
  • Student members must be nationally affiliated at the time of submission in order to be accepted.
  • FCCLA reserves the right to deny any submission deemed inappropriate or outside of the rules, as outlined on this page.

limits:

  • One entry per person, regardless of whether a participant made an individual or team entry.
  • One entry per chapter, if submitted as a team.

video psa rules:

  • Videos must be between :30 seconds and :45 seconds long. Any videos that do not meet the time requirement will not be accepted or viewed.
  • Videos must be submitted as a hard copy in a 1080p or 720p .MOV, .MP4, OR .AVI formats. YouTube or Vimeo links will not be accepted.
  • Make sure footage is shot horizontally if using a smartphone or similar device.
  • Avoid branding, including obvious product placement or logos.
  • No copywritten music or images may be featured without written permission for use.
  • No illegal, offensive, or obscene content of any kind.
  • Information must be accurate and uses the Wells Fargo Hands on Banking resources.
  • Winners' names will be posted and shared publicly.
  • PSA must address one or more of the topics listed above.
  • All videos submitted become the sole property of FCCLA for distribution and promotion.

digital poster rules:

  • Digital poster must be no larger than 8.5 x 11 inches.
  • Digital poster must be submitted as a high-quality PDF file.
  • Avoid branding, including obvious product placement or logos.
  • No copywritten images may be featured without written permission for use.
  • No illegal, offensive, or obscene content of any kind.
  • Information must be accurate and uses the Wells Fargo Hands on Banking resources.
  • Winners' names will be posted and shared publicly.
  • Digital poster must address one or more of the topics listed above.
  • All digital posters submitted become the sole property of FCCLA for distribution and promotion.

Financial Literacy Month Lesson Plan Contest

Chapter advisers can also get in on the fun by participating in the Financial Literacy Month Lesson Plan Contest. To participate, affiliated chapter advisers can submit a lesson plan that promotes and educates students on one or more of the following topics:

  1. Increasing Savings (ex. saving for college, planning for the future)
  2. Understanding Credit
  3. Impulse Buying
  4. Managing Money (developing a budget/spending plan)
  5. Developing Financial Knowledge and Confidence

Four (4) affiliated chapter advisers will be selected for a $500 cash prize. Lesson plans must be submitted by April 30. FCCLA will evaluate and select the four(4) winning lesson plans based on the evaluation criteria provided below.

Chapter advisers have access to over 100 workshops that will prepare you to integrate personal finance and economics into your classes. One featured curriculum and program is Wells Fargo's Hands on Banking. Hands on Banking provides specialized resources for both individual and classroom learning, all of which are available for free in English and Spanish. Count on Hands on Banking as a free, financial education program you can use to help students address real-life financial situations!

eligibility:

  • Affiliated chapter advisers may participate. Must be affiliated at the time of submission.
  • Each chapter adviser may only submit one (1) lesson plan.
  • If a chapter has multiple affiliated advisers, each affiliated adviser may submit one (1) lesson plan.

how to submit your lesson plan:

Fill out the form here to submit your lesson plan.

evaluation criteria:

  • Lesson plan must utilize the Wells Fargo Hands on Banking resources
  • Lesson plan must be submitted using the Lesson Plan Outline resource. Lesson plans submitted not using this outline will not be considered.
  • Goals/Objectives: Lesson plan provides clear and consistent goals with detailed essential questions and student take-aways.
  • Step-by-step Instructions: Provides concise, easy to follow step-by-step instructions with a well-defined purpose and are fully aligned with the handouts and other resources.
  • Student Activities: Includes engaging student-centered activities that incorporate a variety of critical thinking skills.
  • Handout/Resources: Requires students to use the source of information with a high degree of critical thinking.
  • Factual Accuracy: Facts stated in the lesson plan can be substantiated.

Safe Rides - Save Lives: FCCLA PSA ContestSafe Rides Save Lives

Empowered by FACTS and sponsored by The National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF), FCCLA is proud to offer the Safe Rides—Save Lives PSA Contest! This initiative is an excellent opportunity for FCCLA members to display their creativity and advocacy as they encourage their peers to make safe choices on the road.

2020-2021 PSA Contest

  • Mission: Create a video PSA that is exactly 25 seconds
  • Audience: Teen Drivers and Passengers
  • Topic: The theme for the 2020-2021 PSA contest is seat belt safety.
  • Why: The PSA goal is to develop and send teen-friendly messages to prevent traffic crashes and save lives.
  • How: Go to www.nrsf.org and use resources from the National Road Safety Foundation to craft the video’s message. Be sure to review the official contest rules before filming.
  • When: Video submissions for the 2020-2021 academic year are no longer being accepted. The 2021-2022 contest information will be available early August 2021.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free KidsTake Down Tobacco

FCCLA and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids continue to partner to engage FCCLA members in the Take Down Tobacco advocacy program that helps students understand the dangers of tobacco and nicotine use and how their voices can help create the first tobacco and nicotine-free generation!

Why get involved?

In the U.S., tobacco use kills more than 480,000 people every year – more than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders, and suicides combined. As part of FCCLA’s Student Body National Program, we are partnering with CTFK to help reduce tobacco’s deadly toll. CTFK advocates for public policies proven to prevent kids from smoking, to help smokers quit, and to protect everyone from secondhand smoke. You can play an important role in the fight against tobacco and its harmful effects. 

Taking Down Tobacco Contest Information

Contest Deadline: April 30, 2021

3 Ways Your Chapter Can Be Eligible for the Taking Down Tobacco Contest

  1. Guide Take Down Tobacco 101 or The Rise of Vaping trainings. Advisers or members can deliver in-person or virtual trainings at Chapter meetings, in classes, and at assemblies.
  2. Students at your school can complete the online Taking Down Tobacco 101 course.
  3. Students at your school can complete The Rise of Vaping online course.

Pro tip: When students create online Take Down Tobacco accounts, make sure they include their school name even if they aren’t FCCLA members so your FCCLA chapter gets credit for those completed courses.

Awards

  • The first 25 FCCLA chapters to guide and log a Take Down Tobacco 101 or The Rise of Vaping training for a minimum of 20 students OR have at least 20 students complete the Take Down Tobacco 101 and/or The Rise of Vaping online courses will earn $150.
  • FCCLA Chapters that train at least 100 students and/or have at least 100 students complete Take Down Tobacco 101 or Rise of Vaping online courses through April 30, 2021 are entered to win one of three $500 prizes (to be awarded after April 30, 2021).

Chapters may also want to use this opportunity as a Public Policy Advocate STAR event and/or to apply for a Student Body National Program Award.


State Level FACTS Awards

State level FACTS awards help one chapter in each state earn $500 and make a difference! Each year, FCCLA partners with Ford Driving Skills for Life and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) to award the top FACTS project in each state a $500 cash prize. Be sure to check back in early Fall for the 2021-2022 school year contest information!


Access from AT&T Community Service Project

Now more than ever, access to home internet is important to stay connected to friends and family, work from home, or attend school online. Join FCCLA in partnering with Access from AT&T to bring necessary affordable internet access to low-income families in 21 states across the country.

How to Participate:

  1. Order FREE pre-printed glossy Access from AT&T flyers here
  2. Distribute flyers to educate community members about this opportunity.
    • If your school is virtual, consider working with your local school district to include flyers in meal packages provided to students during virtual learning.
    • If restrictions allow, consider handing out flyers at local grocery stores, community centers, SNAP and/or Welfare offices.
  3. Post at least twice on your social media accounts to spread the word about the Access from AT&T program. Check out FAQs, social media messaging ideas, and more here.

The first 40 chapters to participate and submit a brief report of their project activities to spread the word will receive a $250 stipend.

If you are interested in participating, take a look at the 21-State Service Map to see if your state is in the 21-state Access from AT&T service area. States outside of this service area are not eligible for participation.

Eligible? Be sure to use the link below to sign up your chapter. You can also report your chapter's efforts once you have finished your project.

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