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What is the prize?

The top five finalists will receive a cash prize to aid them in their studies.

The winner of the Challenge will receive a grant of $2,000. The second and third runner ups will receive $1,000 and $500 respectively. The two other finalists will receive $100.

These finalists will also be invited to the Treasury to present their analysis to an audience. This presentation will not count in determining the winner of the competition. Finalists will also have the opportunity to meet analysts from across the Treasury, including those involved with the Tax Working Group, and discuss working in the public sector.

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 by September and inform them of their results

When will the winner be announced?

The winner of the competition will be publicly announced in September, following the finalists' presentation of their analysis at the Treasury.

Last updated: 
Thursday, 24 May 2018