Awards & Winners

National Economics ChallengeSM is proud to offer a number of awards recognizing achievement and skills by participants at all levels.

State level winning teams advance to the National Semi-Finals. From there, the top four scoring teams in the Adam Smith and David Ricardo divisions are selected to attend the National Finals in New York City for a three-day, all-expenses-paid trip to compete for top awards and honors.

NEC Awards Levels

  • NEC Champion Medal - $1,000
  • NEC Second Place Medal - $500
  • NEC Third Place Medal - $250
  • NEC Fourth Place Medal - $200

NEC Champion Medal - $1,000

Awarded to all 1st place National Finals. Recognizes finalists who demonstrate exceptional potential by understanding and applying principles of economics to solving real world problems.

NEC Second Place Medal - $500

Awarded to all 2nd place National Finals. This award recognizes exceptional potential through knowledge critical to understanding economic concepts.

NEC Third Place Medal - $250

Awarded to all 3rd place National Finals. This award recognizes above average knowledge of complex economic concepts.

NEC Fourth Place Medal - $200

Awarded to all 4th place National Finals. This award recognizes exceptional teamwork and knowledge of economic concepts.

The Russell Glass Individual Achievement Award

Award will be presented to the top Adam Smith Division scholar for best individual achievement based on his/her combined test score (Round 1-3) and overall presentation skills.

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