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 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

The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the NASSP National Advisory List of Contests and Activities for 2015–2016.