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2022 Monetary Policy Challenge

Te Pūtea Matua, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is pleased to announce the launch of the Monetary Policy Challenge for 2022. The Monetary Policy Challenge gives Year 12 and 13 students all over New Zealand the opportunity to address and engage with the monetary policy decisions facing the country. 

Webinar for students

This year we will be running a webinar on 25 August at 10:00-11:00am. The live stream will be made available via our website. An exclusive panel for secondary schools featuring Chief Economist Paul Conway, Director of Financial Markets Vanessa Rayner, and other RBNZ staff will discuss the August Monetary Policy Statement. They will also talk about what it is like working at the RBNZ and how they embarked on a career in economics. There will be a Q&A session for students to ask questions. Students can pre-submit questions to [email protected] and also ask questions on the day.

The Challenge

Following the webinar, teams of students will be invited to answer a question and submit a video presentation. The question will be released after the webinar on our website. Submissions close 8 September at 5:00pm. While we encourage you to watch the webinar, it is not a condition of entry to the challenge. Students may also only watch the webinar and not participate in the challenge.

Prizes

First place winners will spend the day in Wellington at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. Here they will have lunch with the Governor, Adrian Orr and meet with other employees of RBNZ and get to experience what it is like working at the RBNZ for a day.

Download the Monetary Policy Challenge 2022 poster (PDF 165KB)

Monetary Policy Challenge

Terms and Conditions

Below is more information about how the Monetary Policy Challenge will be run. Make sure you read these terms and conditions. By entering the challenge, you agree to abide by them.

  1. The RBNZ will run the webinar on 25 August at 10:00-11:00am via a live stream link which will be made available on our website. An exclusive panel for secondary schools will discuss the August Monetary Policy statement, what it is like working at the RBNZ and their personal experiences in economics. Students can pre-submit questions to [email protected] and also ask questions on the day.
  2. While we encourage you to watch the webinar, it is not a condition of entry to the challenge.
  3. To participate in the challenge, assemble a team of 3-5 people from your school in Year 12-13. There may be multiple entries per school but you may only participate in 1 team.
  4. Your team entry will consist of a 3-5 minute video presentation answering a question that will be provided after the webinar. Each team member will need to speak in the video.
  5. Video presentations must be uploaded to a Google drive, general access must be changed to ‘anyone with the link’, and the link must be emailed to [email protected]. You must also email to us your team's information (School, Name & Year of Team Members, Name of Teacher/Adviser).
  6. The RBNZ must receive your team’s video presentation link by 5:00pm on Thursday, 8 September 2022 to the [email protected] email.
  7. By entering the challenge, you give permission for your video to be shared on RBNZ social media platforms and/or website.
  8. Winners will be announced and directly contacted in late September.
  9. The first-place winners will spend a day at 2 The Terrace, at the Reserve Bank. The RBNZ will cover the reasonable cost of travel to and from Wellington for each team member and one teacher.