The 2023 Money Smart Week Poster Contest is officially open! Since 1999, Community Bankers of Iowa has sponsored the Money Smart Week Poster Contest as part of April’s Community Banking Month festivities.

Elementary students in 2nd through 6th Grades are eligible. Students should design a poster to answer the question “Why is it important to know about money?” Prizes offered are a $600 Certificate of Deposit for the First Place winner, and $300 Certificates of Deposit for the Second and Third Place winners. Prize CDs will be set up at the banks that submitted the winning posters, and are funded by the Community Bankers of Iowa Education Foundation.

Sponsoring the Money Smart Week Poster Contest is open to all community banks in Iowa. For your convenience we have compiled a free Marketing Kit to assist you in hosting the 2023 Money Smart Week Poster Contest at your bank. Register your bank to participate in the Poster Contest and download the free Marketing Kit materials here. Registering helps CBI inform the public as to which Iowa community banks are sponsoring the 2023 CBI Poster Contest in their area.

Winners will be chosen and notified by May 9, and announced to the public by May 12. Visit our website for more information about the Poster Contest, or email Krissy Lee at with questions, for assistance with entry submission, or to request customized marketing materials.

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