A chance to win €25,000 for your school

Bank of Ireland Money Smarts Challenge

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Calling all Principals and Teachers!

Would you like the chance to potentially win €25,000 for your school? Then you need to register for the new inter-school Bank of Ireland Money Smarts Challenge. Designed with the help of business studies teachers and Financial Wellbeing experts, this Bank of Ireland national competition is a super interactive one-day event that combines financial education with a fun challenge.

Don’t miss out

There will be 18 one-day Money Smarts Challenge Regional Finals in total. Each school can put forward up to 3 teams of 4 students to compete in their local Regional Final and from there, the two teams with the highest score from each region will go forward to compete in the Grand Final and be in with a chance to win 1st prize of €25,000 for your school. The Grand Final takes place in the Citywest Convention Centre on the 2 April 2020. 3,000 tickets will be made available to the participating schools so that teachers, parents and students can attend to cheer on their school finalists.

Regional Finals Key Dates

Nov 04 – Breaffy House HotelMayo
Nov 05 – Clayton Hotel, BallybritGalway
Nov 11 – Radisson Blu, LetterkennyDonegal
Nov 12 – Landmark Hotel Carrick on ShannonSligo/Leitrim/Roscommon
Nov 18 – Hillgrove HotelCavan / Monaghan
Dec 03 – Rochestown Park HotelCork
Dec 05 – Castletroy Park HotelLimerick / Clare
Dec 12 – Killarney Convention CentreKerry
Dec 16 – Clonmel Park HotelTipperary
Jan 14 – Seven Oaks HotelCarlow/Kildare
Jan 16 – Hotel KilkennyKilkenny/Waterford
Jan 20 – Amber SpringsWexford/Wicklow
Jan 21 – Mullingar Park HotelWestmeath/Longford
Jan 23 – Tullamore CourtOffaly/Laois
Jan 27 – Newgrange HotelMeath/Louth
Feb 25 – Trinity CollegeDublin Fingal
Feb 26 – Trinity CollegeDublin South
Feb 27 – Trinity CollegeDublin City/Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown

Grand Final

2nd of April 2020 – Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

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  • Regional Final Day Timetable

    • 9:30am – 10:00am Registration
    • 10.00am – 12.00am Financial Wellbeing Sessions

    Students will have the chance to brush up on Financial Wellbeing topics like spending, saving, earning, credit and debt. At the end of these sessions, students will have a better understanding of why it’s so important to be smart about money with useful tips and guides for the future.

    • 12.00pm – 1.00pm Lunch compliments of Bank of Ireland for all entrants.
    • 1.00pm – 3.00pm Bank of Ireland Money Smarts Challenge

    A high energy, fun quiz consisting of eight rounds of all kinds of money related questions and conundrums to be solved over a two hour period. The two teams with the highest score from each region will go forward to represent their school in the Grand Final in Dublin on 2 April 2020.

  • Quiz Overview

    RoundDetailPointsBonusTotal
    1Show me the money: Picture Round10 Questions. 1 point per question515
    2Money makes the world go round: Quick fire financial questions10 Questions. 1 point per question515
    3Going for Gold: Music Round5 Questions. 3point per question520
    4It all adds up: Magic Square20 points per completion020
    5Stash the cash: Ball Game2 points per correct ball. Maximum score 20 points per completion.020
    6Bread Heads: Financial Numeracy10 questions each worth 2 points525
    7Bond Trader4 questions each worth 5 points020
    8Take Note: Video Round5 questions. 5 points each1035
    Boom or Bust: Guess the amountAny Answers over-bust. Closest under wins 10 points10

    Total Points Available

    180

  • Terms & Conditions

    Note: These competition Rules of Entry {terms and conditions} (the “Rules”) apply to the Bank of Ireland Money Smarts Challenge (“the Competition”) organised by Bank of Ireland, Baggot Plaza, 29 – 31 Baggot Street, Dublin 2. The Competition entry closing date is 11:59pm GMT on the 31st January 2020.

    General Rules

    • The Bank of Ireland Money Smarts Challenge is organised by Bank of Ireland whose decision on all matters relating to the competition will be final.
    • The Competition entry closing date is 11:59pm GMT on the 31st January 2020. Under no circumstance will late entries be accepted.
    • Second level students aged between 12-19 years on 31st January 2020, who are enrolled in a secondary school in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland are eligible to enter.
    • Each school can enter a maximum of three teams with each team consisting of four students.
    • Thirty six teams of four students will be taken from the regional finals to the Grand Final which will take place in Dublin on 2 April 2020.
    • An independent adjudicator will be on the adjudicating panel.
    • Winning schools must present fully audited accounts before (1st) prize of €25,000 being offered to the winning school along with prizes for the participating pupils (2nd) prize of €5,000 along with prizes for the participating pupils (3rd) prize of €3,000 along with prizes for the participating pupils and (4th) prize of €2,000 along with prizes for the participating pupils.

    Money Smarts Challenge Competition Rules

    1. The Competition is open to teams of students enrolled in any Secondary Schools in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland who submit a fully completed competition form via this link boi.com/moneysmarts, before 11.59pm GMT on the 31st January 2020.
    2. The winner will be announced at the Grand Final on the 2nd of April 2020.
    3. Responsibility will not be accepted for entries which are not fully completed. Entries which are incomplete (i.e. some information requested on the entry form is not provided), altered, illegible or not in accordance with these Rules may be disqualified.
    4. The judging panel for the Competition will include at least one person who is independent of the promotion of the Competition. The names of those comprising the judging panel will be made available to Competition entrants prior to entering.
    5. All entries will face a test of skill, and the prize will be awarded to the qualified entry that scores the highest. If there is a tie for 1st, place, the 1st prize will be awarded to the entry that was made first in time. The other entry will be awarded 2nd place. If there is a tie for 2nd, place, the 2nd prize will be awarded to the entry that was made first in time. The other entry will be awarded 3rd place.
    6. Multiple teams from each school can be entered.
    7. There is (1) prize of €25,000 being awarded to the winning school along with small prizes (of a type and value selected by Bank of Ireland) for the participating pupils (2) Three prizes of €5,000 (2nd place), €3,000 (3rd place) and €2,000 (4th place) being offered to the schools in which the runners up are enrolled along with prizes (of a type and value selected by Bank of Ireland) for the participating pupils.
    8. The decision of the judges will be final and binding on all entrants. Correspondence will be entered into only at the absolute discretion of Bank of Ireland.
    9. All entries (and any copyright and/or related rights) will automatically become the property of Bank of Ireland.
    10. All entrants (“entrant” includes any person who is a member of a team that enters or attempts to enter the Competition) consent to Bank of Ireland using, storing and processing their personal details to run the Competition including for publicity purposes (this does not limit any other consent an entrant has given or may give Bank of Ireland in future). All entrants agree to the use of their names and addresses and/or photographs for publicity purposes. Entrants also agree that their names and addresses may be disclosed by Bank of Ireland to its agents for the purpose of administering the Competition and/or distributing the prizes.
    11. Bank of Ireland reserves the right to vary and (or) substitute any/all element(s) of the prizes with prizes of similar or of greater value.
    12. All prizes are non-transferable.
    13. All entry conditions and instructions are deemed to form part of these Rules.
    14. Bank of Ireland will fund the provision of goods or services, but the contract will be between the winners and the supplier of the goods or services. Bank of Ireland accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever in relation to any matter arising out of the Competition, the Rules, any related contracts, or the enjoyment of the prizes and the winners will jointly and severally indemnify the Bank of Ireland from all liability in respect of such matters.
    15. Students on teams who enter the Money Smarts Challenge must be over 12 years and under 19 years on 31st January 2019, or they will be ineligible to win a prize. The winners shall, if requested by the Bank provide satisfactory proof of age before being awarded a prize.
    16. Bank of Ireland reserves the right to cancel or postpone this event (including individual dates) due to low registration numbers, adverse weather conditions or other extenuating circumstances.