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Winners of Under 18 Competitions

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Congratulations to the three lucky winners of our 2017 competitions for under 18s.

We were overwhelmed by the huge response, especially in the Colouring Competition. Overall, we received hundreds of colourful and clever entries.

Competition 1

In the 9 years old or under category, we had the unenviable task of choosing a winner from over 260 entries. After much discussion and deliberation, the winner was Nicola from Brighton East. The colours were amazing and the background was dazzling.

For her outstanding efforts, Nicola has won an iPad mini.

Competition 2

In the 10 to 14 year group, entrants told First Option what they are saving up for. We were impressed by the range of range of items including sports cars, overseas trips and even gold bullion! But the judges couldn’t go past Max from Langwarrin with his clever poem…

I am saving. 
I have my first account and card. 
Chores are hard,
Saving for basketball shoes will take long,
so I am behaving.

Max will receive a Nintendo Switch, just in time for Christmas.

Competition 3

Finally, in the 15 to 17 age category, members told us their best savings tip. Many entrants said that they save money they get as gifts and from chores, then spend their parents’ money instead. Sound familiar?

However, we were most impressed with Emily from Narre Warren who gave us this pearl of wisdom… Calculate cost of purchases by the hours you need to work e.g. a new phone would cost 100 hours. Makes you think twice before buying!

Emily will be listening to her favourite tunes on her new Beats headphones.

Thank You

Finally, a sincere “thank you” to everyone who entered the three competitions. The effort put in to each entry and the aspirations of our younger members has given the First Option team an insight into our future adult members and their goals to become money happy :)

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