Financial Literacy Video Contest

Student Opportunity - Calling all future movie directors

Kenosha's Financial Education Network, led by United Way of Kenosha County, is seeking video submissions from registered Kenosha County students in grades 6-12 to educate and promote financial literacy.  

$1,000 in prizes will be awarded!


The goal of the Financial Literacy Video 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.  

Examples of topics/themes students can focus their videos on include:
  • Financial Responsibility
  • Saving for College
  • Money Management
  • Planning for your Future
  • Personal Finance

The deadline for submitting videos is 4:00 PM, April 13, 2018


90 second 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 6th Ave, Suite 210, Kenosha.  Online videos can be submitted to  All videos are due by 4:00 PM on April 13, 2018. 

Please give your video a name, provide your contact information and be sure you provide us access to view your video.


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.

Judging Criteria

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 are judged on are:

  • Clarity and Production Value
  • Creativity
  • Overall Message
Important Reminders

Each submission should contain one (1) video.  Each video submitted must be: (1) in English; (2) no more than 90 seconds in length; and (3) 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, incoporate, 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. 


The winning video will be announced during the Money Smart Week on Thursday, April 26, 2018.  $1,000 in prizes will be awarded.

Please note: awards received over $600 will recieve a 1099 tax form to be kept with income tax records. 

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Congratulations to our 2017 winners

Nathanial Bowens and Joseph Kotten were our first place winners and received an award of $700

Molinna Bui was our second place winner and received an award of $500

Jeremiah Lunde was our third place winner and received an award of $300


view the winning videos below