FinanceChallenge

Dates and Times

Online Competition

  • Spring: April 1 - 12, 2019

Come Compete at Regionals: Lincoln, Omaha, Kearney

  • April 26, 2019
  • Top 5 high school teams from each region in the spring online competition will be invited to compete in the regional competitions in Lincoln, Omaha, and Western Nebraska.

  • The State Champion Team will be selected from the Regional Winners utilizing the scores from the preliminary online competition.  The winning teams from the remaining two regions will be awarded second and third place overall prizes in the regional competitions.

How are the Regionals Set Up

Each team will be given a hypothetical family scenario. They will have two hours to create a PowerPoint presentation on their financial recommendations for the family. Each team will have 10 minutes to present their financial plan to our panel of expert judges. Wireless internet access is available. Teams will be required to bring their own laptop computer(s).

Agenda

9:00 AM Registration
9:15 AM Welcome and Instructions
9:30 AM Teams released to study areas to work on presentations (refreshments and beverages available)
11:30 AM Presentations
12:30 PM Lunch/Judges Convene
1:00 PM Winners Announced

Regional Competition Prize Money

  • 1st place regional team members: $$CASH$$ ! To determine state championship team and prize level awarded, the three regional winning teams will be ranked by their scores from the preliminary online round of competition.
  • 1st place and the state championship team moving on to the National competition (1st place at their regional competition and highest overall online score of regional winners) - $500 each team member.
  • 2nd place in the state (1st place at their regional competition and second highest online score of regional winners) - $300 each team member.
  • 3rd place in the state (1st place at their regional competition and third highest online score of regional winners) - $200 each team member.
  • 2nd place team members at each regional location: $100 each
  • 3rd place team members at each regional location: $50 each
 

All regional finalists will receive a limited edition Finance Challenge Regional Finalist T-shirt.

National Competition

  • May 10, 2019- State champion team will advance to the national competition.