Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner is pleased to announce the sixth annual Treasurer Meisner Financial Literacy Multimedia Art Contest for Oakland County high school students. Winners earn college scholarships or prize money and the opportunity to have their work displayed in the Treasurer's Office.
"Now more than ever, our students must be equipped with the financial literacy skills they'll need to control their finances, instead of their finances controlling them," Meisner said. "My hope is that students can use their favorite art form to think in new ways about money and finances, and that we can increase awareness of this critical area."
Participating students are being provided with real "benchmarks" from Michigan's curriculum in the financial literacy area, including that students demonstrate the ability to: (1) take responsibility for personal financial decisions; (2) make financial decisions by systematically considering alternatives and consequences; (3) develop a plan for spending and saving; and (4) develop a personal financial plan.
"I want Oakland County citizens to know that their Treasurer is taking a stand to promote financial literacy, something that is in all of our interests, especially when we're talking about paying taxes on time," Meisner added. "I hope all of our students will graduate with confidence about how to handle their finances."
The following is a list of information and application materials for the Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner Annual Financial Literacy Multimedia Art Contest for 2015-16.
View the Photo Gallery of the previous Financial Literacy Art Contest.