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Dates and Times


Fall Challenge (Online): Oct. 1 2023 - Dec. 19, 2023

Spring Challenge (Online): Jan. 1 - March 20, 2024

State Finals (Des Moines): April 10, 2024


The top 5 teams in each high school division (David Ricardo and Adam Smith) for each semester will advance to the state finals on April 19. The state finals will be at Drake University in Des Moines, IA.

State Finals Awards:

  • State Champions: $150 per student
  • 2nd Place: $50 per student


National Semi-Finals & Finals


  • Semi-Finals will be held during the window of April 22-26, 2024. Registration is due for each state before or by April 21. The top teams in each division will be invited to the National Economics Challenge
  • Finals will be held in person June 1-3, 2024 in New York and will consist of a critical thinking round and a quiz bowl round for the top teams.