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Creative Arts Contest

In support of Credit Awareness Month, the St. Louis Regional Financial Empowerment Coalition, a collaborative of local financial institutions, non-profits and community organizations, sponsors the Creative Arts Contest. Students in grades 6-8 are asked to answer the Credit Awareness Month question with a 1 ½ minute original song and accompanying video. MP4 files are preferred.

2022 Credit Awareness Question
Generational wealth refers to assets passed by one generation of a family to another. Those assets can include a home or other real estate, stocks, bonds, investments, & family businesses, etc.

For this contest explain the importance of generational wealth as well as the impact of credit on building generational wealth and the importance of generational wealth for you and your families’ future.

Contest Timeline & Awards
October 14, 2022: Video & Lyrics Submission Deadline. First 250 submissions considered.

Winners will receive the following awards: First place $750; Second place $500; Third place $250. $50 of prize winnings will be applied to a MO529 College Savings account. Additional prizes will be awarded to the other two (2) finalists.

Click here to download the contest application.

For questions regarding the Creative Arts Contest, please email


Contest Winners

1st Place – Alisha Yin
2nd Place – Lily Holcomb
3rd Place – Zackary Card


Contest Winners

1st Place – Manyaleh Sheriff
2nd Place – Utku Tutunoglu
3rd Place – Harmoni Nunley