ICEE website header logo
Smart Indiana Campaign    KidsEcon Posters webpage    Indiana Council for Economic Education Facebook Page   Link to Economic Education Community on Learning Connection   Twitter


Smart Indiana Essay Contest

This Year's Topic:

Superheroes stand out because they possess above average abilities or super ordinary skills. In this essay, create your own financial superhero story.  What “powers” does your money management hero possess?  How did they become a financial superhero?  As a result of their financial superpowers, what do they know that most people don’t?  What are they able to do?  Conclude with some examples of how (in real life) you personally can learn and practice financial decision making on your own to develop similar powers.

How It Works:

The Smart Indiana Essay Competition is  a great way to integrate language arts with personal finance concepts.  Students will be able to apply lessons learned throughout the semester as they compose their responses to essay topics. All Indiana students in elementary, middle or high school may submit an essay. Award winners in each division will be recognized on May 11th at the Smart Indiana Awards Program.

  • All entries must be submitted by teachers by the deadline submission dates listed below. Late entries will not be accepted. Essay submissions can be emailed in pdf format to jwfansle@purdue.edu or mailed to the address below:


    • Fall Submission Deadline: November 30, 2018 at 5:00 pm EST
    • Spring Submission Deadline: April 5, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST
    • Indiana Council for Economic Education
      Purdue University
      403 West State St., Krannert Bldg. Room 607
      West Lafayette, IN 47907
  • Each teacher can submit up to 8 entries into the competition to be judged.
  • Each of the essays, submitted to ICEE, should include a cover and entry release form.
  • All essays should be double spaced.
  • All essays must be typed in an easy to read font such as Times New Roman or Arial.
  • Students that use external resources should cite those resources and list them in a works cited or bibliography page. Submitted essays will be reviewed by a plagiarism program.
  • Essays must meet minimum word count requirements for their division as follows:

      • Elementary School (Grades 3-5), 250 words
      • Middle School (Grades 6-8), 500 words
      • High School (Grades 9-12), 700 words
  • No essay in any division should exceed 1,200 words.
  • PDF version of Complete Essay Guidelines and Forms

    will be posted soon!

By submitting these essays, the student, teacher and school is giving the Indiana Council for Economic Education permission to republish, distribute, and use in part or whole as they see fit. Additionally, parents will need to sign a form giving the Indiana Council for Economic Education the rights to the essay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Presented by:

The Essay Contest is a $mart Indiana Program. $mart Indiana is a project of the Indiana Council for Economic Education presented in partnership with the Office of the Indiana Secretary of State.

Smart Indiana Logo

2017/18
Essay Contest Winners

Fall 2017
1st Place Elementary School Winner:

Student: Keonne Rivers
East Washington Academy
Teacher/Coach: Pam Stults

Fall 2017
1st Place Middle School Winner:

Student: Lily Koning-Thompson
Clinton Prairie Jr/Sr High School
Teacher/Coach: Paul Woodling

Fall 2017
1st Place High School Winner:
Student: Amanda Shie
Homestead High School
Teacher/Coach: April Moss

Spring 2018
1st Place High School Winner:
Student: Collin Prince
Roncalli High School
Teacher/Coach: Betsy Strader

Fall 2017
2nd Place Elementary School Winner:
Student: Brixby Christofield
East Washington Academy
Teacher/Coach: Pam Stults

Fall 2017
2nd Place Middle School Winner:
Student: Avery Brooks
Clinton Prairie Jr/Sr High School
Teacher/Coach: Paul Woodling

Fall 2017
2nd Place High School Winner:
Student: Hannah Davidson
Covenant Christian High School
Teacher/Coach: Chris Stevenson

Spring 2018
2nd Place High School Winner:
Student: Holly Ward & Chloe Cascini
Brownsburg High School
Teacher/Coach: John Kruggel

Fall 2017
3rd Place Elementary School Winner:
Student: Rivers Waggoner
East Washington Academy
Teacher/Coach: Pam Stults

Fall 2017
3rd Place Middle School Winner:
Student: Aubrey Alexander
Clinton Prairie Jr/Sr High School
Teacher/Coach: Paul Woodling

Fall 2017
3rd Place High School Winner:
Student: Ray Gao
Hamilton Southeastern High School
Teacher/Coach: Michael Wang

Spring 2018
3rd Place High School Winner:
Student: Ava Davidson
Brownsburg High School
Teacher/Coach: John Kruggel