The Regions Institute for Financial Education (RIFE) in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Collat School of Business is holding a poster contest February 15-19 for seventh through ninth grade students throughout the state of Alabama. The purpose of the contest is to promote saving throughout Alabama and encourage Alabamians to take the America Saves pledge. To enter, students create a poster that answers the question “Why is Saving Important?” Each participating school will select the best poster from their school and submit it to the RIFE. Each school winner will receive a certificate from the RIFE and have their poster displayed on the UAB campus during America Saves Week, when the UAB community will vote on all posters.
- The student whose poster earns the most votes in each county will win a Regions Institute for Financial Education piggy bank.
- The student whose poster earns the most votes in each region (North, South, East, West and Central) will win a $50 Regions Bank savings account.
- The student whose poster earns the most votes in the state will win a $100 Regions Bank savings account.
During America Saves Week, teams of volunteers will staff tables from 9-1 each day throughout campus encouraging the UAB community to take the pledge.
Dr. Stephanie Yates, Coordinator