Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Division of Securities

SD High School Senior Essay Contest

The Division of Securities, through a grant from the Investor Protection Trust, sponsors an annual essay contest for high school seniors in South Dakota. The purpose of the essay contest is to encourage young adults to learn more about investor education and protection. Participants have the opportunity to win up to $6,000 in cash.

In early October every South Dakota high school receives a poster containing contest information and rules, an entry form and a letter to the principal with instructions for the contest. A letter about the contest is also sent to all high school counselors at the same time. Information about each annual contest is also provided to the media statewide. High school principals receive a reminder letter In mid-November. Essays are due in mid-January each year (with a specific date set each year), and winners are announced in April.

Contest Rules
Entry Form and Survey (Complete online, then print to submit by
Promotional Contest Poster (in Adobe .pdf format*)
Winners of the 2013 - 2014 Contest

back to top

Get started learning about investing through The Basics of Saving and Investing, Investor Education 2020 published online by the Investor Protection Trust.

back to top

Contact Us

445 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-3185
Phone: 605.773.4823
Fax: 605.773.5953

*Opening and printing Adobe .pdf files requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here as needed to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Division of Securities
445 E. Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-3185
Tel. 605.773.4823
Fax. 605.773.5953