2014 Money Stuff Challenge
Now in its 15th year, the Money Stuff Challenge has helped transform a generation of students into savvy consumers. Every year the challenge attracts more than a thousand students from schools across NSW.
The competition challenges students to be creative in researching and developing consumer messages using fun, interactive media and creative publicity that will appeal to their peers and quickly grab their attention. It is a fun and engaging way for students to learn about their consumer rights while meeting Years 8-10 syllabus learning outcomes.
The 2014 Money Stuff Challenge will open on Monday 5 May and run till midnight Sunday 3 August. Winners will be announced at the Money Stuff Youth Forum in October. Following this event, winning entries will be posted on the Money Stuff website.
See the 2013 winners of the Money Stuff Challenge.
View or download the full Entry kit in PDF format (size: 2.35 Mb)
The entry form will be available online from 5 May.
Prizes to be won!
The total prize pool this year is up to $14,000. The challenge is open to NSW high school students in Years 8-10 and their teachers.
An independent judging panel will award prizes in several categories. Visit the Categories and prizes page for full details. All entrants will receive a special Money Stuff certificate.
We love getting feedback from teachers about the Money Stuff Challenge and we encourage all participating teachers to complete the online Competition Feedback form by 29 August to let us know what you thought. A big thank you to all the teachers who provided feedback last year and have been supporting the Money Stuff Challenge over the years.
What teachers say about the Money Stuff Challenge
“It made students not only aware of a range of consumer issues but encouraged them to research more deeply about issues that both interested them and were relevant to their real life experiences. They also had to develop an awareness of techniques and skills to get their message across. It deepens knowledge and thinking skills.” Joseph Nolan, John Paul College, Coffs Harbour
“It reinforced what students were learning about. A great competition that really engages the students.” Mark Divola, Asquith Girls High School
“It is gratifying that our students are capable of identifying and naming sections of the Australian Consumer Law after a year of Commerce as it encourages them to be savvy consumers and gives them great confidence to know about the law and their rights.” Daniel Cusick, Normanhurst Boys High School.
The Money Stuff Challenge is an initiative of NSW Fair Trading.