Please enter the “Why Does Money Matter?” school video competition in term 3 to win $2,000 for your school

Hi Parents and Students

I don’t usually use this forum for non-Taekwon-Do matters, but this one is about improving financial literacy in our children. Would it be possible for you to share this content with your contacts in education: principals, teachers, school boards, school support staff, family and friends? At the bottom of this post, you will find a link to a PDF poster, and social media tiles.

I would be ecstatic if you could encourage the entire school to get behind this competition. Enter as many times as you like – one entry per classroom, get children into small groups, etc. This year’s competition is about good money habits, so children will have to research and discuss good financial behaviour to be able to create their videos. I’m sure you’ll agree that will be a valuable learning outcome. The idea behind this contest is actually to get children and their families talking about money, to increase financial literacy of this generation.

The Financial Services Council (FSC) is delighted to invite your school and students to participate in this year’s ‘Why Does Money Matter?’ school video competition during Term 3 2022.

Why are we running this competition?

Talking about money is crucial for improving financial confidence and wellbeing, and we know that these conversations start young. If we can get more people talking about money in classrooms and at home, we’ll go a long way towards developing financially confident New Zealanders.

Who can participate?

The competition is open to individuals as well as groups, classes or even entire schools around the country. You can enter as many times as you like, with students able to submit individual entries, a number of entries in small groups, or one entry per class (or even a combination of these).

What are we looking for?

We’re asking entrants to share their good money habits in a three-minute video.

We’re looking for creative, thoughtful and engaging entries that communicate a clear message about good money habits and why they’re important.

You can take a look at last year’s winning entries for inspiration.

What do the winners receive?

There are $10,000 worth of prizes up for grabs for the winning schools (5 x $2,000 prizes), and the winners will be decided by a special panel of guest judges.

What support and resources are available?

We have resources available for teachers thanks to our partners – you can check them out here.

How do you register?

You can register and find out more at


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