Economic Concepts Poster Contest
Economics Concepts Poster Contest
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Teachers of grades 1-8 use the Poster Contest to stimulate students' interest in the fundamentals of our economic system. The program also helps students learn about the economy and have fun doing it, while creatively demonstrating their understanding of the economy.
On average, 3,000 students participate in the program each year, gaining a better understanding of basic economic concepts by depicting them as artwork!
Students represent in a color drawing, one of six basic economic concepts. Teachers submit their entries to a regional contest in which twelve winners are selected, along with at least twelve honorable mention entries. Entries are judged on accuracy of concept representation and originality.
See the list of regional contests, and find out which one you should enter, on the How to Enter page.
The top twenty-four entries from each regional contest advance to the state competition from which twelve drawings are selected as state winners. Each year, a twelve-month color calendar is produced from the twelve state winners' drawings, and distributed in the fall of the year.
At both the regional and state levels, winning students receive monetary awards and certificates. Teachers also receive recognition. Regional contests may culminate in a reception for students, teachers and family.