Students in grades six to 12 can now enter either the Money Smart Kid or Money Smart Teen Essay Contest and compete for a chance to win up to $1,000 to help boost their college savings. The statewide essay contests are sponsored by the Iowa Bankers Association in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. This year’s essay topics are the financial consequences of predatory lending and how best to use $25,000 to address an economic issue in the community. The Money Smart Kid and Money Smart Teen winners will be recognized during Money Smart Week, April 4-11. For more information about the Money Smart Kid and Money Smart Teen Essay Contests, visit the website by clicking here or email