• By Ryan Farley, Extension Agent

4-H/Youth Development

Get kids thinking about money; paint a piggy bank Source: Jennifer Hunter, associate extension professor

We all want our kids to develop financial savviness. Encouraging them to enter the Kentucky Saves Piggy Bank Design Contest is one way to start a conversation with them about smart money management.

The contest, sponsored by the University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and its Managing in Tough Times Initiative, is held every fall in anticipation of Kentucky Saves Week. Kentucky Saves Week encourages people to start or increase their personal savings.

Any school-age student in Kentucky can enter the contest at their county UK Cooperative Extension office. While the contest gives students the opportunity to express creativity, it also allows them to set savings goals for themselves.

Two winners are chosen by each of the state’s seven extension districts based on originality, creativity, artistic design and attractiveness. Winning designs will be displayed in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort during February. Winners will receive a certificate.

Contest deadlines vary by county. Check with the local extension office for your specific county deadline.

Entry forms and more information are available at the Woodford County office of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.

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