What is the prize?
The author of the best submission will receive a grant of $2,000 to aid them with their studies. 2nd and 3rd place will receive $1,000 and $500 respectively towards their studies. The two other finalists will receive $100.
A group of finalists will also be invited to the Treasury to present their analysis to a panel of Treasury Analysts. The presentation will be followed by an informal question and answer session, providing finalists an opportunity to discuss their submissions, get some feedback, and ask questions of the Analysts about their roles at the Treasury. This presentation will not count in determining the winner of the competition.
The Treasury will cover the cost of flights to Wellington for any finalists based outside the Greater Wellington Area.
When will I hear back about how I did?
The Treasury will contact all entrants to the competition in November and tell them:
- Whether they have been awarded a study grant.
- Whether they have been selected as a finalist to come to the Treasury and present their analysis.
When will the winner be announced?
The winner of the competition will be publicly announced in late November, following the finalists' presentation of their analysis at the Treasury.