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Kentucky Saves Piggy Bank Design Contest Banks on a Brighter Financial Future


Nearly every parent wants their children to have more wealth than they do. Encouraging your children to enter the Kentucky Saves Piggy Bank Design Contest is one small way to them to start thinking creatively about savings and money.

 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 and will be February 21-25, 2022.

 Any school-aged student in Kentucky can enter the contest at their county UK Cooperative Extension office. While the contest gives students the opportunity to think creatively, it also allows them to think about ways to build wealth and reduce debt.

 Locally, Meade County Bank is generously sponsoring this year’s contest and cash prizes will be given to winning entries. All entries must be received at the Meade County Extension office located at 1041 Old Ekron Road in Brandenburg no later than 4:00 p.m. on November 30, 2021. There are four grade categories: K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 and is open to any student residing in the county. The student can be enrolled in a local school, private school or home schooled and should fall within the age range of the grades listed. A winner will be chosen from each category with one overall county winner being selected to advance on to area competition.

 Each area grouping will choose one overall winner. Winners will be determined based on originality, creativity, artistic design, and attractiveness. Winning designs will be displayed in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort during February. Area winners will receive a certificate.

 The contest deadline for Meade County is November 30, 4pm.

 Entry forms and more information are available at the Meade County office of the UK Cooperative Extension Service, on the Meade County Extension Service webpage or on the Meade County Family and Consumer Sciences or Meade County 4-H Youth Development Facebook pages.

 For more information about Kentucky Saves, visit 

 Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expressions, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.