The Oath

Trust is the foundation of my profession.

I will serve all interests in good faith.
I will compete with honour.
I will pursue my ends with ethical restraint.
I will help create a sustainable future.
I will help create a more just society.
I will speak out against wrongdoing and support others who do the same.
I will accept responsibility for my actions.

In these and all other matters;
My word is my bond.

The Vision

A banking and finance industry that
meets the community’s needs and has its full confidence thereby fulfilling its integral role in society.

Competition Overview

The Banking and Finance Oath Student Film Competition
‘Share your vision with Industry leaders’
The Banking and Finance Oath, an initiative founded by Industry leaders and affiliated with The Ethics Centre, is offering the opportunity for University students to bring the words of the Banking and Finance Oath to life through film.
Finance, Economics, Commerce, Business and Law students or those working in or intending to work in the banking and finance industry are encouraged to participate.
Films must:
  • be UNDER 3 minutes in length (including credits)
  • The Banking and Finance Oath to life 
  • visually include a red flag
The BFO Board, chaired by Stephen Dunne (CEO AMP Capital), will judge the short-listed submissions and the winners will be honoured at an Industry event, where they will be given the opportunity to meet and have face-to-face conversations with industry leaders. Winners will also be considered for selection as BFO Youth Ambassadors.
Your work (credited) will be promoted on the BFO website and related media.


Registration of interest
Entry Form
Competition flyer

Terms and Conditions

  • Entrants must be enrolled at an Australian University with proof of enrollment (copy of student ID attached to your entry)
  • Registration of interest form must be submitted by Thursday 9 April.
  • All entrants must be students of Finance, Economics, Commerce, Business, Law or those working in or intending to work in the banking and finance industry
  • Entry to this competition is free, however entrants must be a Signatory of the BFO
  • Videos must be no longer than 3 minutes in length, if you can ‘share your vision’ in less then please do so! (This includes credits)
  • Entries can be submitted on USB, preferably in high resolution, ideally an MP4 or .mov under 300mb, however we will accept files not in this format.
  • Each entry is responsible for their transit insurance, postage and production costs. Please do not post USBs in regular envelopes as they are at risk of being ripped during the mailing process. Entries should be posted to The Banking and Finance Oath
  • Lvl 2 Legion House 161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Confirmation of receipt of entry will be sent via email.
Entries must address the three criteria:
  • Be under 3 minutes (including credits)
  • Bring The Banking and Finance Oath to life
  • Visually include a red flag

The entry form must be correctly completed, accompany your video entry and be received by closing date 30 June.

  • Each entry must contain the entrant’s own work and ideas, with appropriate permissions for use. Assistance is permitted, although conceptual ideas must be the entrants.
  • Entrants can be individuals or groups, however contributors must credited and signatories of the BFO
  • A short-list of 10 finalists will be announced on 31 July 2015.
  • The BFO Board will judge the entrants and the winner announced at an Industry event.
  • Please note that entries will not be returned.
  • The BFO reserves the right to exclude any entry considered inappropriate. This includes any content that the in the BFO’s opinion contains racist, sexist, violent or discriminatory material.
  • Entries will become the property of The BFO and may be used for promotion or loaded on relevant websites and used in television programs and the creators will be credited for their work. This assignment of copyright and other property rights is given by entrants in return for The BFO including their entry in this competition. You still retain the right to use the film for your purposes.
  • The BFO’s decision as to the short-list and winner is final and conclusive.