Student poster contest celebrates Money Smart Week

     F&M Bank in conjunction with Community Bankers of Iowa (CBI) is once again sponsoring the Money Smart Week poster contest to motivate elementary school students to learn about money. For showing Iowa bankers what they know about money, students in second through sixth grades will have the chance to win either a $600 Certificate of Deposit (first prize), or a $300 Certificate of Deposit (second and third prizes). Local winners will also be chosen for an F&M Bank gift basket.

     As part of Money Smart Week 2017, elementary students can submit poster designs to participating community banks across Iowa. Posters should answer the question: “Why is it important to know about money?”

     Participating elementary students should submit their poster designs to F&M Bank branches by Wednesday, April 19. Posters will be displayed in the banks throughout Money Smart Week. Winners will be chosen by Monday, May 15. Complete rules and submission guidelines are available at

     Throughout Money Smart Week (April 22-29), participating community groups, financial institutions, government agencies, educational organizations, and financial experts will host free educational events to help Iowans of all ages learn to better manage their personal finances. More information about Money Smart Week – including a full calendar of events – is available at


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