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'Paint a Pig for Progressive' schools' competition

'Paint a Pig for Progressive' schools competition

As part of Northern Ireland Savings Week Progressive Building Society is running a competition for schools to be in with the chance of winning £1,000 or an iPad Air!

Paint a Pig for Progressive Entry Sheet

Download and print your entry sheet here.

Competition entry sheet

The competition

We want children to decorate and colour in the Northern Ireland Savings Week logo and tell us what they’re saving for! Simply download the entry sheet above. These will be judged by a Member of our Senior Management Committee, with the best design winning £1,000 for their school, and second and third placed pupils winning an iPad Air each for theirs.

Why are we running a competition for schools?

Research we carried out in conjunction with YouGov ahead of last year’s NI Savings Week noted that 53% of people thought adding saving money to the school curriculum would be a great way of promoting its benefits, while 50% of those surveyed who already save, told us that they began to do so under the age of 24.  We therefore realised that a key focus for this year needed to be on schools’ engagement, and that through encouraging teachers like yourself to promote saving to your pupils, we have a real opportunity to influence the next generation to be financially independent and saving savvy.  We do however also recognise that savings is not the most interesting of topics, particularly for children, so we need to try and find a way of making it fun, and that’s how we came up with our ‘paint a pig’ competition!

We run Northern Ireland Savings Week in conjunction with the Consumer Council and they have provided us with some hints and tips for parents to teach their children about saving.


How to enter

To submit your school’s entries, please either scan and email them to or post to the address below. Please ensure you include details of the school, pupil & contact details (email & phone number) that can be used to reach the winners.

L Speer

Progressive Building Society

33-37 Wellington Place



The closing date for entry is 5.00pm, Friday 11th October 2019.

Please view the competition Terms & Conditions before entering

Paint a Pig competition Terms & Conditions

  1. Competition for primary school children to win the following prizes for their school:
    1. First prize - £1,000 cash
    2. Second prize – an iPad Air
    3. Third prize – an iPad Air
  2. Entries should be emailed or posted to Progressive Building Society by a member of staff from a primary school based in Northern Ireland.
  3. Entrant does not need to be a Progressive Building Society Member.
  4. To enter, children should design the Savings Week logo, which is available on the Society’s website and was emailed to their school and write down what they are saving for.
  5. The closing date for entry is 5.00pm, Friday 11th October 2019.The competition will be judged week commencing 14th October 2019 and the member of staff who submitted the winning entry will be notified via email or telephone on or before Friday 25th October 2019.
  6. Entry to the competition is not open to employees of Progressive Building Society (hereafter referred to as ‘the promoter’) or anyone connected with the competition. Children related to the promoter’s employees are permitted to enter.
  7. Entry to the competition is free and no purchase is necessary.
  8. Progressive Building Society (The Promoter) reserves the right to substitute the prize for one of equal or equivalent value. The prize is not transferrable. No cash alternative to the prize will be offered.
  9. Entry is restricted to one entry per person, all of whom are primary school pupils attending a primary school in Northern Ireland. Schools may submit entries from as many eligible pupils as they wish. Entry to the competition is deemed acceptance of these rules.
  10. Entries from third parties or agents, bulk entries or incomplete entries will not be accepted. All entries must be submitted directly by a member of staff from a primary school in Northern Ireland.
  11. The prize winner and their school agrees to take part in any promotional activity in connection with the competition, specifically a press photograph announcing the winner, to be taken the week after they are advised.
  12. All reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner’s school. If the prize remains unclaimed after 4 weeks the prize draw will be voided and the winner will forfeit the claim to the prize. A new winner will be chosen.
  13. The Promoter reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw the promotion as necessary due to exceptional circumstances outside its reasonable control.
  14. The Promoter does not accept any responsibility or liability for any incorrect or inaccurate entry.
  15. The decision of the Promoter is final and binding and no correspondence shall be entered into.
  16. The Promoter shall be under no liability whatsoever in connection with any loss, damage or injury suffered as a direct or indirect result of the prize and/or the promotion.
  17. The Promoter is Progressive Building Society, Registered in Northern Ireland 11BNI. Registered Office – Progressive House, 33/37 Wellington Place, Belfast. BT1 6HH. The draw and terms and conditions will be governed by Northern Irish law.

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