Request for Submission: Youth BNC Art and Stories

Financial education and empowerment are huge keys to success for our Native youth and Tribal economies, and we need your help!

First Nations Oweesta Corporation, in partnership with Freddie Mac is searching for Native American youth artists to submit financial education and/or empowerment art pieces. The selected submissions will receive a $150 award per art piece selected (a total of 6 art pieces will be selected) and will featured in our newly developed, Building Native Communities: Financial Empowerment for Teens & Young Adults curriculum which will be released in the Summer of 2019. This curriculum will reach hundreds of Native communities and thousands of Native youth and practitioners throughout the country.
One major financial health lesson with tremendous ROI (return in impact) is educating our children on how to become financially literate and that’s exactly the goal of our soon to be released, Building Native Communities: Financial Empowerment for Teens & Young Adults. Financial literacy is the essential skill on the path to healthy financial wellbeing for all Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Alaska Natives—and to a healthy Tribal economy. Children need strong communities to help bridge the gap between being a novice or an expert in financial literacy knowledge which is simply the understanding of money that involves things like taxes, savings, paying bills, building a retirement nest egg, budgeting, paying for school, buying a home, investing, etc…

Call for Native American Youth Artwork highlighting financial education and empowerment from Native Youth (18 years or younger) – $150 award per selected piece

How do I enter? To enter, please submit the original artwork to: You will receive a confirmation that your entry has been received within 24 hours.

Theme: Native Youth Financial Education & Empowerment – we are looking for images of artwork (whether it’s a drawing, painting, cartoon, etc…) from Native youth that depicts financial education and financial empowerment in Tribal communities. We will select six winners to be featured in each of our six sessions which include:

  • Building a Healthy Economy
  • Developing a Spending Plan
  • Banking 101: Ultimate Adulting
  • Your Credit Journey & Why it’s so Important
  • Using Credit Wisely
  • Being a Smart Consumer

Submission Criteria Includes: Must be Native American, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native, 18 yrs. old or younger and include a brief bio about the artist including Tribal Affiliation & artist statement about the submitted piece.

Entries due by May 15th, 2019 at 5:00pm MT. Please send entries to: Submissions should be high quality, submitted as a JPEG or PDF with a minimum of 16-megapixels for photos or 600 DPI for images and. Only a photo or image is needed, but the original artwork may be required, if selected. The winners will receive $150 per art piece selected.

Winning artists will be notified on Monday, May 27th, 2019.

Native CDFI Practitioners: Call for Native Youth stories highlighting financial education and empowerment happening in the community – bragging rights of being featured and highlighted in new curriculum

How do I enter? To submit a story highlighting an amazing Native youth practicing financial education and/or empowerment, please send to: to be featured and highlighted in the Building Native Communities: Financial Empowerment for Teens & Young Adults curriculum.

Winning stories will be selected on Monday, May 27th, 2019.

Please contact Tawny Wilson, First Nations Oweesta Corporation at for more information. Hope to see your submissions!

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