Mar 11, 2016

Announcing the 2nd Annual NGPF Teacher Innovator Awards...$3,000 In Cash Prizes

To recognize personal finance educators during Financial Literacy Month, Next Gen Personal Finance is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual NGPF Teacher Innovator Awards. 

Here are the details:

  • Who is eligible?  
    • Personal finance educators at high school or college level
  • What are the prizes?
    • A $1,000 cash prize will be awarded to three teachers with the most innovative activity/project submitted (for a total of $3,000)
  • What criteria will be used to judge the Activity/Project? 
    • Teaches the underlying concept 
    • Incorporates meaningful skills (e.g., analysis, collaboration, written/verbal communication, research, media literacy)
    • Shows high degree of creativity
    • Ready to use in the classroom
    • Engages students
  • What are we looking for?
    • An activity or project that you have created for your students
  • What do I need to include with my submission?
    • A PDF of the activity/project that you have created
    • A short description of the key personal finance concept taught by the activity/project
    • A paragraph describing the reasons that you really love this project
  • Are there limits to how many resources/activities that I can submit?
    • Teachers may submit up to 2 activities/projects for consideration but can only win ONE $1,000 cash prize
  • When is the deadline?
    • All submissions are due by April 19th
    • Winners will be announced on April 28th
  • Who should I send my submission to:
    • Send all submissions to with the subject line “NGPF Teacher Innovator Contest”
  • How will the submissions be shared with the community of personal finance educators?
    • NGPF will feature the innovator teachers and their submissions on the NGPF Blog, Twitter and our Facebook page
    • In addition, winners will be featured in the May NGPF newsletter
Email Tim 
We are excited to see all the great activities and projects that you are using in your classrooms!

Tim and Jessica


About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.

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