Take the challenge ”“ launch of Money Stuff 2014  

The NSW Government has launched the 2014 Money Stuff Challenge, a fun, educational competition that teaches high school students about consumer rights and responsibilities.

“It is never too early to learn important lessons about money management, including avoiding the debt trap and not getting scammed, and the challenge offers a prize pool up to $14,000,” Geoff Lee, Member for Parramatta said.

Money Stuff focuses on helping young consumers make independent and significant decisions when it comes to buying a car, online shopping, signing up to a mobile plan or moving out of home.

All entries must be submitted online via the Money Stuff website or on CD, DVD or USB. Entries can include short movies, websites, magazines, radio plays, short stories, brochures, posters and comics. Students must complete a competition entry form online. For competition information visit www.moneystuff.net.au.

Entries close Sunday, 3rd August. Winners will be announced in October during Fair Trading Week.

Prizes are awarded in several categories covering regional and metropolitan students and overall winners receive $250 and $1,000 for their school. One metropolitan and one regional teacher prize of $500 goes to their schools.

“All categories also offer highly commended prizes of $500 for the school and $150 for each student. Two People’s Choice Awards, metropolitan and regional, allow the public to vote for winners from shortlisted entries on the Money Stuff website. Winners receive $150 and $500 for their school. Last year more than 20,400 online votes were received,” Geoff added.

Students should be careful not to include brand names, logos or unauthorised images or music in their entries as they risk being disqualified.

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