Why participate in competitions?
Competitions are a great way to further students' knowledge in finance and economics. Team leaders will develop their leadership skills as they lead small groups of girls through the criteria of each competition. Through team work, students will learn to grow as investors and as individuals. And the bonds of friendship built during the competition will long outlast the competition itself!
Wharton Global High School Investment Competition
The Wharton Global High School Investment Competition (previously named Knowledge@Wharton High School Investment Competition) is a free, global, online investment simulation for high school students (9th to 12th grade) and teachers.
Teams examine a brief client profile and are tasked with working collaboratively to meet that client’s short- and long-term investment goals as they try to win his or her business. Equipped with an approved stock list (a selection of domestic and international equities) and the Wharton Investment Simulator (WInS), which allows them to buy and sell stocks, over the course of 10 weeks students develop an investment strategy, analyze industries and companies, and build a portfolio using $100,000 in virtual cash.
Winners are selected on the strength and articulation of their team strategies, not on the growth of their portfolios, which is a key differentiator between this investment challenge and others.
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High School Fed Challenge
The High School Fed Challenge is an educational program that aims to encourage students in grades 9 – 12 to learn more about economics and promote interest in economics as a subject for study and the basis for a career. Participants will develop skills in teamwork, research, data literacy, and analytical writing. Previous study of economics is not required – only intellectual curiosity and interest to explore an economic theme.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York designates the competition theme. Entering teams may select any topic that explicitly relates to this theme for an academic research paper, which will be submitted for evaluation to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In addition to gaining broader exposure to the field of economics, all entering teams will receive a certificate of achievement and recognition in the Journal of Future Economists. Top team papers will be selected by Bank judges to be published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in the Journal of Future Economists.
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FIF Design and Win Challenge
Create a design of our logo using our template! The only guideline is that your logo design has to have the same shape as the template! If your design wins, it will be featured on our website and Instagram, and will be seen by people all across the world as we branch out to more and more schools! We will be taking submissions through our email email@example.com. We wish you all good luck and we can't wait to see your designs!