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2013 Smart Money Digital Story Competition winners announced

Media Release – for release Monday 3 September 2013

2013 Smart Money Digital Story Competition winners announced

Winners of the inaugural Smart Money Digital Story Competition have been announced to coincide with New Zealand’s second Money Week. Co-sponsored by BNZ and the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income, the Smart Money Digital Story Competition tasked Years 7 and 8 students to make a short digital story no longer than three minutes about being smart with money.

Seventy-eight entries from around the country were received made in a variety of styles with great range of messages including budgeting, insurance and saving,

The judging panel of Nadine Chalmers-Ross (TVNZ Business Reporter), Filipo McGrath (BNZ Financial Literacy Specialist) and Jane Ratcliffe (Digital Product Manager, Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income) were delighted at the quality of the entries, and the huge amount of thought and effort displayed by the students and supervising teachers.

Entries were rated on the strength of their money message, the concept, delivery and performance, and technical quality.

And the Winners are:

First Prize - $2,500 of Technology Vouchers

Cobham Intermediate, Christchurch Wise Money with Abraham

Second Prize - $1000.00 of Technology Vouchers

Putaruru College (Year 7 and 8 students), Putaruru – What would you do?

Third Prize - $500.00 of Technology Vouchers

Pukekohe Intermediate, Pukekohe – A Despicable Tale

Highly Commended:

Queenstown Primary School – Money Money

Cobham Intermediate,Christchurch – In the World of Stickpeople

Winning entries can be viewed at


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