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.


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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  1. Julie says

    We are planning on getting our taxes done this weekend- a month earlier than usual :) thanks for the giveaway

  2. Wild Orchid says

    I am almost finished going through our taxes this year. Unfortunately we will have to pay!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

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