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Saving money is important no matter your age, especially with an economy that is much like a roller coaster.

Kentucky youth can learn the importance of saving money by participating in the Piggy Bank Design Contest.

The contest is a way for the youth of Kentucky to display their creative skills to their county and potentially the state, while becoming more aware of how to build wealth and reduce debt. The Piggy Bank Design Contest is the youth component of Kentucky Saves. Kentucky Saves Week begins Feb. 24 and ends March 2, 2014.

Contestants will begin the competition at the district level, where a panel of judges will pick the top two entries from the extension district. Judges will choose the two winners based on originality, creativity, artistic design and attractiveness. The winning piggy banks from each district will have their design put on display in February at the state Capitol rotunda in Frankfort.

The deadline for entries is Dec. 1. Entries must be dropped off at the Bell County Cooperative Extension Service Office. Youth wishing to enter the contest must be kindergarten through 12th-grade students at any Kentucky public, private or home school.

To receive an entry form and contest rules concerning the Kentucky Saves’ Piggy Bank Contest visit http://www.uky.ag/moneywise or contact the Bell Cooperative Extension Service. More information about the Kentucky Education Saving Plan Trust can be found at http:///www.kysaves.com.

The Bell County Extension office will hold a Piggy Bank Design day on Nov.19 afterschool from 2:30-5 p.m. Students must bring a piggy bank or recyclable container, other design materials will be provided. Call the office to register at 337-2376.

Brandy Calvert is the 4-H Youth Development Agent for the Bell County Extension Service. Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.

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