Money Wise Challenge

The UK's only financial literacy e-sports competition

Could your pupils be money-wise champions? Join the Dot Dot Fire Money Wise Challenge™ – the UK's only game-based money competition.
The Money Wise Challenge is back on 21 June 2024 (Friday) and bigger and better than ever! With the support of The London Foundation for Banking and Finance and ExCeL London as the venue sponsor, this is a once in a lifetime chance for your students to represent their school at this iconic venue. Students will compete against teams from other London schools, taking on a full day of game-based activities that will put their financial knowledge to the test.
Wrap up the summer term with a one-of-a-kind extracurricular achievement!
The Money Wise Challenge features three rounds of Dot Dot Fire’s award-winning Money Wise Game, winner of the Lord Mayor's Dragon Award for Leadership in Financial Literacy and is ranked Top 2 Educational Mobile Games, above Kahoot and Minecraft Education. 


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Sign up for the Money Wise Challenge London 2024! 

  • Date: 21 June 2024 (Friday)
  • Time: 9:45AM (Doors open)* - 3:00PM
    • Latecomers will be admitted until 11am without impact on their scores. 
  • Venue: Platinum Suite, ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL

 🔥 Free of charge

 🔥 Open to Y5-Y11

 🔥 Prizes and certificates! 

  • Enter in two teams of 3 per category

Category A

Y5 – Y6

Category B

Y7 – Y9

Category C

Y10 – Y11





*2021 Game of the Year awarded by the Institute of Financial Literacy (USA)



  • Who should I contact for the Money Wise Challenge?  
    • If you have any queries or concerns regarding the Money Wise Challenge 2024, please email us at or leave a message through our WhatsApp number +44 7442059792  

  • Can I know more information about the Money Wise Challenge?  
    • The Money Wise Challenge is a free-of-charge financial literacy competition. This year, we are expecting 700 students from 100 school across London to compete against each other. Students will compete in scenario-based games on our financial literacy app, the Money Wise Game.   The activities will cover three topics with the following learning objectives:   

      • Avoiding debt:   Understand the value of savings accounts; Understand the importance of budgeting and how to budget effectively; Be able to avoid overspending and understand the consequences of overspending.    

      • Navigating inflation:  Be able to calculate discounts and navigate sales; Be able to find the best value for money using price per unit; Be able to avoid predatory advertising  

      • Upskilling yourself: Be able to identify prospective career paths; Understand how to upskill yourself to improve employability; Understand how to save money to achieve long-term goals.  

  • Are there any costs to participate in the Money Wise Challenge?  
    • No, our event is free! However, schools will have to provide for travel feels to get from their school to the venue.  

  • Are we able to submit more than two teams per key stage?  
    • We are very glad that you and your students are enthusiastic to participate in the Money Wise Challenge. However, due to limited spaces and fairness for schools, we are unable to accept more than two teams. We apologise for this inconvenience.  

  • My school is far from the ExCel. What should we do if we are late? 
    • Latecomers will be accommodated until 11am without impact on their score. 

  • Will you provide lunch?  
    • We will not provide lunch, so ensure students carry a packed lunch.  Please refer to the School Admin Pack as it contains information on Food and Water provisions.  

  • Can one teacher supervise their school?   
    • Please inform us of the number of supervising teachers so we can make a note once we finalise seating. We would not want you to miss out on this London-Wide event due to staffing. For health and safety precautions, we would not mix multiple schools together.  

  • Will there be prayer facilities available? 
    • There are prayer facilities in ExCel. 

  • Can my students practice for the competition? 
    • Pre-Competition practice for the Money Wise Challenge are availabile and will be sent to you once we have received all the necessary documents and your place is secured. Practice is completely optional. Students do not need prior personal finance knowledge to take part in the Money Wise Challenge. 

  • Can a student participate without photography consent?  
    • All students must have photography consent from parents to take part in the Money Wise Challenge. Due to the large-scale event, there will be press and professional photographers at the Money Wise Challenge, so parents' consent is mandatory for safeguarding reasons.  Please kindly assure the parents that Dot Dot Fire will only use the images within the context of the Money Wise Challenge and Dot Dot Fire. Dot Dot Fire does not publish any student names with any images or videos that we take. Dot Dot Fire only collects students' personal information (e.g., name and school name) for safeguarding and administrative purposes and does not share this information with any third-party partner.

  • What happens if there is a last-minute drop-out student?  
    • Please substitue a student from your waitlisted team. Do let us know as soon as possible of any last-minute changes via email/phone or contact us if you have any concerns or enquiries.