Virginia’s winning teams (or runner-up) in the Adam Smith and David Ricardo economics divisions will be invited to participate in the 2019 National Economics Challenge hosted by the Council for Economic Education (CEE). Click here for more details.

 National Semi-Finals:  Students on Virginia’s winning team (or runner-up) are invited to participate in a proctored exam on April 17, 2019 (or April 24 if on Spring Break on April 17.) Based on the scores from these tests, Virginia’s team may be invited to advance to the national competition.  Eight Adam Smith teams and eight David Ricardo teams from around the country will advance to the final national competition.

National Finals: CEE will host the final round of the National Economics Challenge in New York City May 18-20, 2019.  All hotel and meal costs will be covered once in New York. Transportation costs to New York will be the responsibility of the invited team. VCEE will provide Virginia’s team up to $2,000 to cover transportation expenses.

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Virginia’s winning team (or runner-up) will be invited to participate in the National Personal Finance Challenge which is scheduled for Friday, May 10, 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska. It will be held at the University of Nebraska Lincoln’s College of Business. The competition will be an applied personal finance competition. Teams will receive a detailed fictitious family scenario and work to come up with a financial plan based on the scenario. Teams will present to the panel of expert judges.

Hotel expenses for Thursday evening, May 9th  will be covered for team members and one teacher chaperone/advisor.  A Thursday evening group meal event and related festivities at the event hotel will be provided. Breakfast, lunch and snacks on Friday will also be provided. Travel arrangements, and other lodging and food will be the responsibility of the participating team. VCEE will provide Virginia’s team up to $2,000 to cover transportation expenses.

Students will enjoy an exciting day of challenging competition, meet students from other states, and have the opportunity to win additional prizes. Prizes include: $2,000 for each member of the Championship team; $1,000 for the Runners Up and $500 for each member of the 3rd place team. Find out more in this VIDEO.  The Teacher’s Handbook and a sample case study and rubric can be found here.