Two 14-year-old Polish students win European Money Quiz

Emilian Ptak and Paweł Rozbejko, two 14-year-olds from a primary school in Głogów (southwestern Poland), became the first-ever European Money Quiz champions in Brussels.

The students emerged as winners of a quiz testing their knowledge of finance and cyberspace security, triumphing over 40,000 other young people from 25 countries in the European Union.

The competition for pupils aged 13-15 is an initiative of the European Banking Federation. In Poland, the event was organized by the Warsaw Institute of Banking in cooperation with the Polish Bank Association.

"It was difficult, the competition was demanding and we had some tough opponents," Emilian told PAP. "We prepared a lot (...) and we’re pleased that in representing Poland, we managed to place the highest," Paweł added.

Emilian and Paweł won a EUR 3,000 prize for their school. Second place in the competition was awarded to students from Ireland while third place went to students from Germany. The final was attended by 50 students who were selected in national qualifying rounds. Each of the teams faced a test consisting of 30 questions about savings, investments, debt and cybersecurity.