6TH Annual Essay Contest!

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6TH Annual “I Got Bank!” Essay Contest for Youth

OneUnited Bank is sponsoring its sixth annual essay contest for youth between the ages of 8 – 12 years old. Simply write and submit a 250 word essay about what you learned from the book “I Got Bank!” (or from another financial literacy book available in your library or home) and how you can use what you learned in your life or the life of your family. You must have your parents’ permission to participate. Your essay may be published by OneUnited Bank. All submissions must be postmarked or emailed by June 15, 2016. (Children of employees of OneUnited Bank are ineligible to participate.) Winners will be selected by OneUnited Bank in our sole discretion. Three (3) winners will receive a $1,000 savings account by August 31, 2016 (with cooperation from parents). No purchase required. Awards are subject to 1099 reporting. To submit your essay, see details below.

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Please see our 2016 Flyer.

To participate, fill out the form below and have your parent(s) approve the form. Submit your 250 word essay by June 15, 2016 explaining what you learned from the book "I Got Bank" (or from another financial literacy book available in your library or home) and how you can use what you learned in your life or the life of your family to OneUnited Bank, Essay Submission, 100 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110 or online below. Winners will be announced by August 31, 2016. Three (3) winners will receive a $1,000 savings account by August 31, 2016 (with cooperation from parents).

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By checking this box, you agree to the following terms: You are 8-12 years old as of June 15, 2016 and you have your parents' permission to participate. Your essay may be published by OneUnited Bank. Your essay must be emailed or postmarked by June 15, 2016. OneUnited Bank will select winners in our sole discretion. Your parent may be contacted to confirm participation. Three (3) winners will receive a $1,000 savings account by August 31, 2016 (with parent cooperation). No purchase required. Awards are subject to IRS 1099 reporting. This essay contest is to encourage financial awareness of children.

 

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13 Comments
  • Uwimana Blanche
    I would like to get a copy of the book for my daughter. Please let me know how to get this book.Thank you!Uwimana Blanche
    March 28, 2016 Reply
      • Kaatje Welsh
        Hello, I as well have tried to access this book, I have check all local library's and online book stores as well (Barnes and Noble, and Amazon)... I am not sure what to do, as I would very much like to participate in this.
        June 13, 2016 Reply
  • Jay
    Do you have to have an account there? There is no OneUnited Bank where I live.
    April 6, 2016 Reply
  • Rick Edie
    I'd also like to get a copy of the book (and perhaps one copy for each of my summer students), but Amazon is out of stock. Any suggestions? Rick Edie
    May 16, 2016 Reply
  • Pia
    My daughter has tried several times to submit ( and I have tried for her as well) and it keeps asking for us to enter her date of birth , which is already listed.
    May 22, 2016 Reply
  • Shannon Brown
    Is it too late to submit for this essay? I just hear about this bank and I'm looking to make a switch soon.
    July 8, 2016 Reply
  • Mr. Shackelford
    I work in the educational field and I would like a copy of the book for my students.
    July 12, 2016 Reply
  • Rosetta Davenport Landou
    This is a wonderful way to promote financial literacy among our children. Kudos to OUB! I just checked Amazon for the cost and availability of this 2010 children's book and was shocked to see it selling for $46.14 - $117.15 (for a "used" copy) and $123.01 - $145.95 (for a "new" copy)!! This indicates the book is a run-away best seller, and Amazon and its suppliers are clearly exploiting this fact. I am engaged in volunteer work with a local charter school through an organization I belong to, and wanted to purchase the book as gifts for the 3rd and 4th grade students (approx. 30 books, possibly on an annual basis). Can this be arranged directly through OUB? Thank you! R. Landou
    August 11, 2016 Reply

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