The 2019 Financial Literacy video contest has been announced, giving Kenosha County students a chance to win cash prizes.

The goal of the contest is to identify, inspire, nurture and educate through digital media and learning.

Registered Kenosha County students grades 6-12 are eligible to submit video media to educate and promote financial literacy.

The deadline for submitting videos is May 10.

Videos can be submitted online through YouTube videos or in DVD format. DVD videos should be submitted to United Way of Kenosha County located at 5500 Sixth Ave, Suite 210, Kenosha.

Online video submissions should be submitted to unitedway@kenoshaunitedway.org.

The contest is open to active full-time or part-time students (must be able to present proof) currently enrolled in a Kenosha County school in grades 6-12 during the contest period. Students may participate individually or as a team. Students and teams meeting these qualifications are defined as Eligible Students.

Each submission should contain one video. Each video submitted must be in English; no more than 90 seconds in length; and the student’s original work.

Videos must not infringe upon any rights of any third party including copyright, trademark or privacy.

Entrants must not copy, incorporate, or include music or video unless he/she is the lawful copyright owner of such material.

Videos must not contain any content that is or may be perceived as violent, immoral, offensive or similarly inappropriate. Any inappropriate videos are strictly prohibited and shall be deemed void.

Students must give their video a name and provide contact information.

Videos must be shared with United Way of Kenosha County to be eligible for prizes. Be sure to provide access to share videos so they can be judged by financial education members.

Examples of topics/themes students can focus their videos on include: financial responsibility, saving for college, money management, planning for your future and personal finance.

Videos submitted will be judged by representatives from the Kenosha Financial Education Network. Prizes will be awarded at the judges’ discretion. The criteria categories that videos will be judged on are clarity and production value, creativity, and overall message.

Winners will be announced in late May.

For more information, contact Laurie McDonald, director of community impact at United Way, 262-671-2209 or lmcdonald@kenoshaunitedway.org.

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