The winner of the 2014 Land Animals Competition in New Zealand won’t need to spend money on a prize.
They will be able to win a “gift” from a private company, who will be paid a small amount based on how many animals they win.
The winning animals are to be delivered to New Zealand’s biggest public-schools, schools and hospitals in a matter of days.
A total of 9,000 dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, guppies, guaranas and other wildlife will be delivered from New Zealand, to New York and London.
The competition was launched in February by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, who said it was an opportunity for young people to be part of a global movement to end hunting and protect nature.
The prize was announced on Sunday by Key, alongside his deputy Simon Bridges, who were both in attendance at the event.
They told the crowd that “in the coming weeks we will announce the winners of our Land Animals competition and we will then announce the final results of the competition.”
They added: “We know that we have a lot to do in this challenge.”
Key, Bridges and New Zealand Environment Minister Stuart Nash announced the new scheme on Saturday.
The winners of the first round will be announced on March 3.
The second round will take place in April and the final round will begin in June.
A winner will receive a gift of £50 ($60) to spend on animals.
They will also be able access a new online tool for sharing their winnings.
The winner will be invited to New Year’s Eve celebrations in Wellington, which is expected to be the largest gathering of New Zealanders to celebrate the holiday in years.