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Year 9 students Chelsie Mepstead and Mollie Wilson of Mount Saint Patrick College, Murwillumbah, were awarded a highly commended in the 2012 Money Stuff Challenge at a ceremony in Sydney yesterday.

They are pictured here with NSW fair trading minister, Anthony Roberts, who made the announcement at a youth forum in Sydney organised by NSW Fair Trading.

The students’ outstanding entry consisted of a video cartoon about misleading advertising and unsolicited goods.

Mr Roberts said the entry was highly commended because it delivers relevant and important consumer information to a youth audience in a way that appeals to young people.

The Money Stuff Challenge is an annual competition run by NSW Fair Trading. It is open to all high-school students in NSW and this year the pool of prizes was up to $16,000.

 

Chelsie and Mollie were highly commended in the NSW Regional Years 8–10 category. They each received $100 for themselves and $1,000 for their school and were congratulated by Lismore MP Thomas George.

 

‘The Money Stuff Challenge is based on the award-winning educational resource Money Stuff, which helps teachers educate young people about their consumer rights,’ Mr George said.

 

‘The competition is a great way for young people to learn about their consumer rights and how to protect themselves,’ he added.

 

‘It allows young people to focus on consumer topics by being creative and using their own initiative in developing their entries.’

 

For more information about Money Stuff visit www.moneystuff.net.au.


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