#brassmoneymonth Instagram Contest

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The brass|STUDENT PROGRAM is excited to unveil the 2014 Financial Literacy Month Contest: #brassmoneymonth!  For the entire month of April, we’re asking high school students and teachers to get out their camera phones to snap creative photos demonstrating ways to save, make a budget, use credit responsibly and give back to their school or community.

How to Enter:

  1. Follow @brassgram on Instagram.
  2. Post a new photo that represents that week’s theme. Add the correct hashtags: #brassmoneymonth + weekly theme hashtag (see “Weekly Themes” below).
  3. Tell people to “like” your photos in the gallery below.



Weekly Themes

Pay Yourself First (4/1 – 4/6): #youfirst

For week one, show us some ways to save money. How do you pay yourself first?

Our winner was Mckenley Parker of Hoover High School!

#brassmoneymonth Winner for Week 1

Give Some Credit (4/7 – 4/13): #givesomecredit

Week two is all about the responsible use of credit. How do you use credit wisely? IMPORTANT: It is never a good idea to share your personal information on social media. Please do not take photos of credit cards or any other item that has visible personal information on it.

Our winner was Laura Ethridge of Hoover High School!

#brassmoneymonth Winner Week 2

Life on a Budget (4/14 – 4/20): #lifeonabudget

Week three is about creating or sticking to a budget. How do you stick to your budget?

Our winner was Josie Adams of Verbena High School!

#brassmoneymonth Winner Week 3

Pay it Forward (4/21 – 4/27): #pay4ward

Let’s talk about paying it forward. How do you help others? Do you volunteer? Donate clothes? Show us how you are giving back to your school or community.

Our winner is Destiny Brasher from Verbena High School!

#brassmoneymonth Winner Week 4



Weekly winners will receive a brass t-shirt and chocolate bar, a set of magnetic fish-eye lenses for even cooler Instagram shots, and a $20 gift certificate to either StickygramCasetagram, or Printstagram.

The grand prize winner will be chosen by a panel of brass employees, and will receive a Photo Cube Printer for their smart phone.

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Check Instagram and Facebook for winners, as well as financial literacy facts and trivia all through April!

Disclaimer: We reserve the right to block or report any photos that we think are inappropriate – including explicit content or content that may be harmful to others. If you wouldn’t show it your parents or teachers, there’s a very good chance it crosses the line. Snap wisely!

For more of the fine print, visit our Contests page

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