Your child's creativity could land him a $25, 000 college fund




"We don't need no education, " popular lyrics by Pink Floyd are still as famous as ever. But in addition to being a good, cool, and a lot appreciated song, this line doesn't really say much about the actual world situation. The importance of proper education, in reality, as many of you have learned the hard way, can't be underestimated.

If you want to give your child a good education, any step towards growing his or her college fund is an important one. And I just came across a creativity contest that could help you with that.

Starting now and running through October 11, 2012, the maker of Jif Peanut Butter, is inviting families across the States to go to the kitchen and create an original sandwich recipe. The winner of the competition will walk away with $25, 000 college fund.

The semifinalists of the contest will be announced in November, followed by online vote in January, after which 5 finalists will get to go to an event in New York City, where the grand prize winner will be announced.

In order to participate, your child needs to be in age 6 to 12, and the sandwich recipe must contain at least two tablespoons of Jif Peanut Butter or Jif Hazelnut Spread. Once the recipe is ready, you can submit it at Jif.com.

"This year, we’re thrilled to inspire even more creativity by including the new Jif Hazelnut Spreads in the contest, offering a delicious new way for parents and kids to create memorable recipes and moments together in the kitchen, " said Maribeth Badertscher, Vice President, Corporate Communications, The J.M. Smucker Company.