Economic Concepts Poster Contest

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Economic Concepts Poster Contest

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Teachers of grades 1-8 are invited to help their students learn more about the economy in a fun and creative way by participating in Econ Illinois’ annual Economic Concepts Poster Contest. Each year, approximately 3,000 students gain a better understanding of our economic system through their participation in this exciting competition.

Students learn a basic economic concept and then use their creativity and art skills to demonstrate their understanding of the concept in a colorful drawing. Teachers submit their entries to a regional contest in which twenty-four winners are selected. Entries are judged on originality, creativity and accuracy of concept. Visit the Participation page to see the list of regional contests, and for more information about how to enter.

The twenty-four winning entries from each regional contest advance to the state competition from which twelve drawings are selected as state winners. The twelve state winners' drawings are featured in a twelve-month calendar the following school year. Regional and state winners receive monetary awards and certificates.