Children can put their creative sandwich-making skills to work for a chance to win money for a college education in the Jif Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest.

Now through Oct. 12, parents can help their kids ages 6-12 submit their creative sandwich recipes for a chance to win a $25,000 college fund. This year's grand prize winner also will receive an additional $10,000 for educational products.

A separate contest invites peanut butter fans across America to enter the That's Why I Choose Jif Essay Contest for a chance to join the judging panel at the final event in New York, where five kid chefs will contend for the grand prize. Submissions must be 250 words or less and describe how they make the best choices for their families and why they choose Jif Peanut Butter.

Last year's 8-year-old winner created "Wushu Chicken Tacos" that combined a drizzle of spicy peanut sauce made with Jif Creamy Peanut Butter, chicken, asparagus and squash wrapped in a tortilla.

Sandwiches will be judged on creativity, taste, nutritional balance, visual appeal and ease of preparation.

Anyone 13 and older may vote to select the five finalists, who will compete in New York in March.

Visit www.jif.com or www.jifenespanol.com for complete contest rules and to submit entries.