The Idaho Piggy Bank Beauty Contest is hosted each year by the Idaho Financial Literacy Coalition and sponsored by several of its member organizations.
The contest allows Idaho’s 3rd through 6th grade students to create and/or decorate a piggy bank using virtually any materials and their own ingenuity, so long as the bank can hold money and does not measure more than 12″ in any dimension.
Each student may enter their piggy bank in just one category of their choice, from the following:
Funniest Piggy Bank
Prettiest Piggy Bank
Most Athletic Piggy Bank (Sports and Recreation Theme)
Most Popular Piggy Bank (Celebrity Look Alike)
Winners are chosen by the membership of the IFLC at its March annual business meeting. Winners, their parent(s) and their teacher are then invited to the annual proclamation signing at the governor’s office (late March or early April) to designate April as Financial Literacy Month in Idaho.
At the proclamation signing, contest winners from each of the contest categories receive their cash prize ($50 check) while their teachers also receive a $75 Scholarship to start their very own Idaho College Savings account, provided by IDeal.