What’s the difference between ESSI Money and the Suncorp ESSI Money Challenge?

Basically, there are three versions of ESSI Money.  

The first two versions are known as ESSI Money and ESSI Money PLUS. These games are available all year round and teachers can register for their students to be able to play either of these versions at any time. 

You can read more about ESSI Money and ESSI Money PLUS here.

The third version is the Suncorp ESSI Money Challenge, which only runs for two weeks, usually in term 3, each year.

The Suncorp ESSI Money Challenge uses ESSI Money PLUS as the platform but is a separate competition from the regular game.

You must be a Teacher Member of the Financial Basics Foundation in order to register a class for the Suncorp ESSI Money Challenge.

Full details including Registration Forms, Terms and Conditions and Prizes are available on this website and are also sent to registered Teacher Members prior to the Suncorp ESSI Money Challenge commencing. 

In the Suncorp ESSI Money Challenge, students:

  • compete against students from all over Australia, rather than just in their own class/school
  • compete within a defined 2 week period
  • are able to monitor their progress daily through our website on a national Leader Board and are eligible to win prize money for themselves and their school

In the Suncorp ESSI Money Challenge students are separated into two age categories: 12-15 and 16-18 and the players with the three highest scores are the winners of each category.  

The Suncorp ESSI Money Challenge also includes an additional financial literacy quiz that students must complete at the end of the game.