Economics Challenge Timeline

Economics Challenge Timeline

Illinois Econ Challenge

January 4, 2016 

ONLINE! registration opens.

February 15, 2016

Initial ILEC online registration closes

February 27, 2016

Teacher & Student Registration forms due in Econ Illinois office via email or mail

March 7-18, 2016

Online competition held, with students testing under the guidelines established.

March 22, 2016

Online winners announced; these teams compete in the Illinois Economics Challenge state championship in Chicago.

March 28, 2016

Deadline for teachers to submit confirmation of student teams (including any reconstituted team members) attending the State Finals.

April 6, 2016

Illinois Economics Challenge State Finals for ten finalist teams held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

April 26, 2016

The National Semi-final Economics Challenge competition for Illinois Championship team. 

May 20-23, 2016

National Finals for Economics Challenge held 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.