Competition: Young Consumer Influencer of the Year 2023

7th July 2023 - 30th September 2023
Are you aged 13-17 and have creative flair? Raise awareness of the dangers of loan sharks, dangerous products or fireworks by creating a song, poem, story or rap and you could win money for yourself and your school or youth group!

Infographic showing the words young consumer influencer of the year in a way that looks like street art.

Young Consumer Influencer of the Year is national competition that has been developed by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) with our partners Consumer Empowerment Alliance, Experian, Office for Product Safety & Standards and Stop Loan Sharks.

Teams of up to three people can enter by submitting a song, story, rap or poem on one of the three subject areas – loan sharks, product safety or the dangers of fireworks. The deadline for entries is 30 September.

Selected finalists will then compete via social media to win the competition, with the winner having the most likes or shares.

The ultimate winner will be announced and invited to perform their winning entry at the House of Commons at CTSI’s Hero Awards on 22 November.


What can I win?

The winning team will win £1,000 for their school as well as a £100 shopping voucher each. Second place will each receive £50 shopping vouchers, and third place will each receive £25 shopping vouchers.


Ready to enter?

Email to request a full information pack. Deadline for entries is 30 September 2023.


How to stop loan sharks

If you or someone you know has borrowed from a loan shark or worried about something else, contact IMLT on 0300 555 2222 who are available 24/7. You can also visit the Stop Loan Sharks website to learn more about what a loan shark is, confidentially report one and also get support.

Visit the event campaign page on the Trading Standards website for further information about the competition.