St. Louis Fed Announces 2011 National Economic Education YouTube Video Contest


The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is sponsoring its third annual national economic education YouTube video contest.  The Bank is seeking online videos that illustrate the importance of an independent central bank for a high school audience.

The contest runs until April 18, 2011. To compete, entrants must be 13 years of age or older, a U. S. resident, and eligible to receive a U.S. Savings Bond.  Submissions can be from an individual or from a team.

Prizes will be awarded to the top four videos: a $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond for first place, a $750 U.S. Savings Bond for second-place, a $500 U.S. Savings Bond for third place, and a $250 Savings Bond for the "peoples’ choice" award based on the number of YouTube votes.

In addition, the winning videos will be used by teachers across the country to help explain economics to high school students.

For more information about the National Economic Education YouTube Video Contest, please visit

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