Win Money for Your School With H&R Block #howbigisabillion

This is a sponsored post brought to you by H&R Block, but all the opinions expressed are my own.

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Want a chance to win money for your child’s school? H&R Block’s “How Big is a Billion?” contest is a new educational program that asks teachers to turn the idea of a billion dollars into a math assignment for a chance to win a $3,000 grant.

Teachers are invited to submit real-life examples that illustrate the concept of a billion dollars. The contest runs through March 14, 2014 11:59:59PM CT and to participate, teachers must submit a brief explanation and image of the creative concepts. To access the application, “like” the H&R Block Dollars & Sense Facebook page.

Here are some examples of graphics that show the idea of one billion dollars.

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More About the How Big is a Billion Contest

  • Submissions should be square image, minimum size 650×650 pixels, with description of math and research utilized to create the example of the size of $1 billion.
  • There are three prize categories: Elementary School, Middle School and High School and each level will be awarded a Grand Prize ($3,000 grant), 2nd place ($2,000 grant) and 3rd place ($1,000 grant).
  • The first 50 entering educators will receive a $50 gift card!
  • H&R Block has teamed up with WeAreTeachers, an online resource for lesson plans, professional development resources, grants and contests for teachers, to select the finalists and help encourage participation. H&R Block will select the grand prize winners.
  • Entries will be evaluated based on accuracy and creativity.
  • The contest is open to teachers and homeschool educators.
  • Each participant can submit up to eight entries.
  • What spurred all this? Check out the new H&R Block commercial 

Wait! There’s more ways to win…

Join a Twitter party on March 11 at noon E.T. where H&R Block is giving away five $200 gift cards. Tweet the tag #howbigisabillion to participate for a chance to win.

In addition to the grant contest, H&R Block is giving away a $25 gift card to one lucky HapaMama reader

 

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