Terms and conditions

This page covers the general terms and conditions for the Student Wellbeing Measures conceptual design competition.


This competition is open to teams of ākonga and students enrolled in Years 7 – 13+ in a New Zealand kura/school or those studying the equivalent levels via a home education or alternative program.


Entrants must form a group or team of no less than 5 ākonga/students.

Only group/team entries are able to be submitted. Individual ākonga/student submissions will be deemed ineligible for judging.

Entrants may determine the structure of their team including in-class, within-school, cross kahui ako or schools, external to school and interest groups or any similar mixture. A team must comprise only eligible ākonga and students – participants may not have an early leaving exemption, be post-school or at tertiary education.

Ākonga are encouraged to consider a team representation that reflects the outline of the brief.


Each team must nominate an adult supervisor/mentor who will agree to co-ordinate the entry and be the team key contact and mentor.

Mentors must be aged 18+ and not enrolled in school themselves.


Teams must register their entry intent by 16 September 2022.


Entries will take the form of a submission that addresses concepts outlined in the provided design brief. No tool development, prototype or build is required.

Each team of ākonga may submit one entry.

Entries and all associated intellectual property that is created during the course of making a competition submission remain the property of the Ministry of Education.

Entry submissions must be in pdf format and be no more than 20 pages. A file size limit may be applied and notified to contestants.

Entries must be the original idea of the team and not a copy of anyone else’s work.

The competition is open from Wednesday 1 June 2022 to Friday 30 September 2022.

Entries may be received at any time during the competition period but must be received at the latest by 3pm on 30 September 2022. Late entries will not be accepted.

Entries must be submitted online to competition@education.govt.nz


Judging will be undertaken by an industry panel in October 2022 and judge’s decisions will be final.

Finalist teams will be notified via the team key contact on Wednesday 3 November 2022.

Finalist teams will be invited to an award ceremony to be held in Wellington (subject to Covid-19 alert levels and/or travel restrictions) in December 2022. Finalist teams are expected to attend this event. A grand prize winner team will be announced and awarded at this ceremony.

A team travel contribution will be made to assist finalist teams to attend the award ceremony in Wellington. Any additional travel costs and accommodation for a team or travel costs for caregivers or whānau of ākonga and students under the age of 16 are at the cost of the entering team.

Finalists and prize-winners must consent to their images, their entry and photographs or stories of their experiences being used in marketing and social media by both Ministry of Education and our partners/sponsors.

If the award ceremony cannot take place, a suitable online or local ceremony will be arranged and notified to all finalist teams.

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