If you want to know more about the Competition, have a read of the Frequently Asked Questions below.
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Why is the FSC doing this Competition?
We want to foster conversations about money in schools, families and communities around the country. Because the more we start talking about it, the better off we’ll all be.
When does the competition end?
The competition was due to close at 11.59 pm on Friday 20 August 2021. However, due to New Zealand moving to Alert Level 4 at 11.59pm on Tuesday 17 August, we extended the deadline until 11.59pm Friday 29 October 2021.
Who can enter the competition?
Anyone can enter the Why Does Money Matter?' Competition: an individual, a group of friends, a whole class or a whole school.
Can we do a group video with multiple students / teachers?
Does it cost to enter into the Challenge?
There is no cost to enter the Competition.
Will my video be visible to the general public?
Your video will be visible to the public if you make it public on YouTube. If it is shortlisted, it will appear on the 'Why Does Money Matter?' Competition website and on FSC social media and marketing channels. For more details on how your video may be used, read our Terms and Conditions. We recommend that you still obtain consent from parents or whānau for all children who will appear in your video.
Can I delete my video and re-upload?
No. Once you have submitted your entry you are not able to delete and reupload it. Make sure you are ready to upload it before you submit.
Can I enter the competition if I am home schooled?
Can our schools have multi entries?
Yes, you can submit as many entries per school as you like.
How many students need to be present in the video?
As many or as few as you like – it's up to you! We encourage as many students to get involved as possible, but this doesn’t have to be on camera. You might have some students working on script writing, designing props or doing voiceovers.
Can teachers, parents and whanau help?
Yes, we encourage you to involve parents, whānau and the wider school community as much as possible. You can access any help and resources that you have available.
If we win, where will our video clips be shared?
If you win, your video will be shared on the 'Why Does Money Matter?' Competition website and on FSC social media and marketing channels, which may include Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, email and other platforms. For full terms and conditions related to the sharing of your submission, please read our Terms and Conditions.
What date is the winner announced?
The winner will be announced at 3.30pm on Tuesday 30 November 2021.
PRIZES & JUDGING
What is the prize?
There are five $2,000 cash prizes up for grabs, one for each category winner.
What are the categories for prizes?
There are five age categories: Years 1-4, Years 5 & 6, Years 7 & 8, Years 9-13, plus a blended category for schools with mixed age groups.
When are the prize winners announced?
The winners of each category will be announced at an online session of the FSC’s ReGenerations Conference on 30 November 2021. Finalists will receive an invite to attend the session and winners will have their entries showcased on the day to the financial services community, journalists and leaders.
How many winners are there? How many winners will be announced?
There will be a total of five winners, one per age category.
How are the winners decided?
The winners will be decided by a judging panel consisting of young leaders and financial services professionals.
How will the school be notified if we are shortlisted or win?
You will be notified via email if you are shortlisted. Winners will be announced at the conference and will also receive an email notification.
Do I get feedback on my performance?
No. Unfortunately our judges won’t have the time to respond individually to each and every submission.
What is the judging criteria?
Entries will be judged on their factual accuracy (are the things you are saying about money correct?), passion (how much passion comes through in the video), storytelling (how well it tells a story about why money matters), engagement (how engaging the entry is to the viewer) and independent thought (how much external help the students appear to have received).
Who are the judges?
The 2021 judges were a mix of young business leaders, journalists and members of the financial services sector:
Alexia Hilbertidou, Founder, GirlBoss New Zealand
Genevieve Mora, Co-Founder, Voices of Hope
Kendall Flutey, Banqer CEO and 2019 Young New Zealander of the Year
Tom Hartmann, Managing Editor, Sorted
Tracey Cross, Partner, Financial Services Lawyer
Is there a time limit on submissions?
We would like entries to be around 3 minutes or under, however you will not be penalised for going over the time limit.
How many entries can I submit?
You can submit as many entries as you like.
When do entries need to be submitted?
The competition was due to close at 11.59 pm on Friday 20 August 2021. However, due to New Zealand moving to Alert Level 4 at 11.59pm on Tuesday 17 August, we extended the deadline until 11.59pm Friday 29 October 2021. Entries for the 2021 competition have now closed.
Do I need to get consent from parents before filming my video?
Yes, we recommend that you get consent from parents whose children appear in your entry.
What is the requirement of the video format?
Your video can be in any format, however in order to submit you will need to upload it to YouTube so that we are able to share it on FSC social channels and on the website if required.
How do I enter the competition?
You can enter the competition by filling out the entry form on this website any time from 8.00am Wednesday 9 June 2021 until 11.59pm on Friday 29 October 2021. You will be asked for details about your school and participants in the submission, and to add a link to your YouTube video.
Do I have to make my YouTube video public?
You can choose whether to make your video publicly accessible or unlisted. A publicly accessible video will be able to be seen by anyone on the internet. If you keep your video Unlisted, only people with the link to your video can see it. Even if your video is unlisted, the link can be shared with others to access. For more information, click here.
Does the video only have to be in English?
Your video can be in any of the official languages of New Zealand.