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4-H Show Your Money Smarts Contest 2023

Show Your Money Smarts Contest aims to give youth a jump start by equipping them with the power of knowledge to make sound financial choices.

WHY PARTICIPATE:
Learn how to use credit wisely in this year's fifth annual online contest. Compete with other youth across the state of Michigan in this 30 question online challenge during the month of April and win prizes. High scoring youth will be entered into a prize drawing to win $25 gift card. Start developing a good credit score and history at a young age and learn how to make your credit work for you!

Teachers, librarians and other youth development professionals also can win $25 gift card if a non-related youth you referred to the contest wins. One gift card per referring adult. 

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE:

Any youth 13-19 across the state of Michigan. Open to both 4-H and non 4-H members. 

WHEN:

Register by April 13, 2023, by 11:59 p.m. ET. Complete the contest by April 30, 2023, 11:59 p.m. ET

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

  1. Sign up to participate at https://events.anr.msu.edu/Money2023/ by April 13, 2023. You must sign up to be eligible for prizes. If a non-related teacher, librarian or other youth development professional referred you to this contest, you will want to include their name and email for their chance to win a prize too!
  2. Learn about investing by attending an in-person class, Zoom class, reading articles, or completing the Nearpod class here and/or explore other credit education resources found on the Michigan 4-H website.
  3. On April 14, you will receive an e-mail with the game code for Quizizz.  The game will be available for two weeks (April 16-30, 2023 at midnight)
  4. Go to quizizz.com/join on a phone or tablet and enter the code using the same name when you registered (step 1).
  5. Complete the challenge using the code by April 30, 2023 at midnight. The contest involves answering 30 multiple choice questions around credit. It will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
  6. High scoring youth will be entered into a prize drawing to win a $25 gift card.  A maximum of 10 youth winners will be selected.  Winners will be notified by May 8, 2023.

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This contest is being generously sponsored by the Michigan Credit Union Foundation (MCUF).

Registration for 4-H Show your Money Smarts Contest 2023 is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on April 13, 2023.

Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For questions or registration support, contact Laurie Rivetto at rivettoL@msu.edu or Kathy Jamieson at jamies13@msu.edu.