Economics Challenge Awards

Illinois Econ Challenge

Economics Challenge Awards

All schools in the state who participate in the preliminary (online) round of competition receive a certificate of recognition.

Members of the first-place team and the second-place team at the state competition and both winning teacher-coaches, each receive prizes and medals. Both winning teams receive a trophy for their school.

All schools participating in the state finals receive a framed and matted certificate noting their participation in the finals.

The First Place team qualifies for participation in the National Semi-finals competition (This year the proctored set of National Semi-finals tests will be taken immediately following the state event - at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago).

Four top-scoring National Semi-finalist teams will qualify to advance to the National Economic Challenge Finals in New York City.


The 2015 Illinois Economics Challenge (ILEC) is a program of Econ Illinois receiving support from BMO Harris with in-kind support provided from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.