“I have grown to see  The Governor’s Challenge as more than a competition;  it is a chance for students who don’t often get the opportunity to shine, to soar. It’s inspiring to see students excited to challenge themselves and get to know new friends in preparation for the different levels of competition. The event was seamless and even the venue is a learning opportunity for students to see a real-time workplace. ”  – Comment from a Teacher who Participated in the 2019 Challeng

The Governor’s Challenge is an online and live economics and personal finance competition for Virginia high school teams.

  • There’s no charge to compete.
  • Get students fired up about economics and personal finance
  • Motivate them to learn and excel
  • Encourage healthy competition and school pride

Teacher Registration Is Open!

Click here for registration and information for the online competition for the Econ Challenges. The challenges runs March 1 – March 27.
Click here for registration and information for the online competition for the Personal Finance Challenge. The challenge runs March 1 – March 20. The case study will be due on April 3. Click here to see the current and past case studies.

State Championship is Friday, April 24th at Capital One in Richmond.

Additional Information

Important Dates
2019 State & Regional Winners
Past Winners


Ruth Cookson rcookson@odu.edu or 757.683.5570 for questions regarding the Online Challenges.

Thanks to the Lead Sponsor of the 2020 Governor’s Challenge, Capital One, and also to the Titanium Sponsor, Virginia529. Additional thanks to the Virginia Department of Education and members of the business community who serve as judges for the culminating State Championship Event.