St. Louis Fed Invites Entries for Spring 2011 National Economic Education YouTube Video Contest

3/2/2011

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is sponsoring its third National Economic Education YouTube Video Contest.  This semester, the Bank is seeking online videos that help explain the concept of central bank independence to high school audiences.

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 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.

Established in 2009, the contest is designed to help build the financial and economic literacy of high school and college students through their hands-on development of factual, creative, entertaining videos that can help explain complex economic topics to their peers.

For more information about the National Economic Education YouTube Video Contest, please visit http://www.stlouisfed.org/education_resources/videocontest.cfm.

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