Smart-shopping students urged to compete for $15,000 worth of prizes

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence The Honourable Yvette D'Ath
  • Queensland school students are encouraged to enter the Office of Fair Trading Buy Smart Competition
  • The Buy Smart Competition, which helps students learn about consumer rights, is now open and closes on 13 September 2024
  • Queensland schools and students have a chance to win a share in over $15,000

Calling all Queensland schools and students. This year’s Buy Smart Competition is now underway and the Office of Fair Trading wants you to be a part of it.

Students can get creative by showing their understanding of the issues faced by consumers today—such as avoiding scammers, buying a first car or safe online shopping.

Winning entries from previous years include board games, music videos, puzzles, interactive quizzes and apps.

It’s vital for young people in every part of the state to have an understanding of their consumer rights—and what to look out for—so this year, the Office of Fair Trading is putting the call out to regional and remote schools to get involved.

Students from years 4 to 12 can submit entries through their school, club, youth group or similar organisation by 13 September to be in the running for a $500 first prize in each category, as well as a generous $2,000 prize for their school.

However, Buy Smart isn’t just about winning prizes. It’s a fantastic opportunity for students to learn essential life skills by diving into the world of marketplace issues and understanding their consumer rights. And it’s a great way to prepare them for making smart purchasing decisions.

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