2013 Money Stuff Challenge
Now in its 13th year, the Money Stuff Challenge has transformed a generation of students into savvy consumers. Every year the competition 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 syllabus learning outcomes.
The 2013 Money Stuff Challenge closed on Monday 5 August 2013. Winners will be announced at the Money Stuff Youth Forum in November. Following this event, winning entries may be posted on the Money Stuff website.
See the 2012 winners of the Money Stuff Challenge.
Categories and prizes
The total prize pool this year is up to $16,000. The competition was open to NSW high school students in Years 8-10. Team entries are limited to a maximum of four team members. All participants in the challenge will receive a special Money Stuff certificate.
NSW Metropolitan and Regional schools categories, Years 8-10:
Winners (one in each category) receive $200 for each student and $2,000 for the school.
Highly commended (two in each category) receive $100 for each student and $1,000 for the school.
People's Choice category winner receives $100 for each student and $1,000 for the school.
Teacher's Prize category winner receives $1,000 for the school (may be shared between one metropolitan and one regional school).
The People’s Choice Award
The People’s Choice Award is back and offers a cash prize of $1,000 for the winning school and $100 for each student from the winning entry. Visit the People's Choice Awards page to view this year's shortlisted entries and vote for your favourite. Last year over 10,500 online votes were placed! The People's Choice winners will be announced at the Money Stuff Youth Forum in November.
All teachers who submitted student entries to the Money Stuff Challenge will be in the running to receive a cash prize of $1,000 for their school for demonstrating a high level of commitment to helping their students understand consumer issues.
Teachers, we love hearing your feedback about the Money Stuff Competition. Simply complete the online Competition Feedback form by 20 September to be in the running to win $200 for your school. Thank you to all 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 extended students’ learning in the classroom as they had to conduct extra research and convey the message in a way that would appeal to their target audience.” Carlynn Yong, Willoughby Girls High School
“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
2013 Money Stuff Challenge is proudly supported by the NSW Commission for Children & Young People www.kids.nsw.gov.au