2013-2014 Student Essay Contest

Finalists Announced new

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis announces the 26th Annual Student Essay Contest open to all high school students in the Ninth Federal Reserve District.

2014 Theme:
The Federal Reserve: The Next 100 Years

If you have any questions, contact Joe Mahon at Joseph.Mahon@mpls.frb.org or call 612-204-5254.

Writing Guide

Contest Rules



Thirty students will receive $100. In addition, a first-, second- and third-place winner will be selected. The third-place winner will receive an additional $200, and the second-place winner will receive an additional $300. The first-place winner will receive an additional $400 and a paid summer internship at the Minneapolis Fed. The winning essay will also be published in The Region magazine.

New cash incentives for teachers!

See Essay Contest Rules and Awards page for details.

Contest Timetable


Student essays due

March 21, 2014


Finalists announced

April 11, 2014


Student Workshop and Awards Program, Minneapolis, Minn.

May 2, 2014


Essay Contest Archive


External Links
Federal Reserve Consumer Help