There is a local economic education awards program for all schools inside Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Just ask, and we’ll send you an information and entry packet.
(Virginia teachers from outside Harrisonburg-Rockingham are not eligible for our local competition, but may be eligible for state competition. Here is the state entry information.)
Local and state competition can help you be a winner!
Consider the advantages of entering:
- There are 14 cash prizes at our local level.
- Lesson plan competition requires only short and easy to assemble entries.
- Your unit, lesson plan, or performance assessment is automatically entered into state competition; you need not win locally to go on to state.
Local Unit and Lesson Award Program
- Recognizes teachers on four local levels (K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12) for creating and implementing innovative projects that increase economic understanding.
- Requires only short entries of 12 pages or fewer, with 10 pages maximum for supplements (guidelines outline what goes on each page).
- Offers local cash prizes: $1000 for the overall grand prize winner and $750 for the reserve grand prize winner plus three additional cash prizes in each of the four grade categories.
Steps in Qualifying
- Check out all entry information
- Teach an economics lesson or unit during the current school year
- To make your entry better, hang on to everything – lesson plans, student work, photographs
- Print and submit entry to the JMU Center for Economic Education by June 12, 2018.
State Awards Program
- Offers three different award contests plus Title I mini-grant competitions:
1. Outstanding Economics or Personal Finance Lesson, Unit or Performance Assessment
A single overall category for K-12 entries, with three prizes: $1000, $500 and $250.
2. VCEE Institute Graduate competition
Open to any educator who has completed a VCEE Economics or Personal Finance institute in the last three years; specific requirements apply; there is a single $1000 prize.
3. Virginia’s Outstanding Economic Educator
A single $1000 prize statewide for an educator with a sustained history of commitment and contribution to economic and financial education.
4. Title I Mini-Grants
For Title I schools, a two-stage program starting with mini-grants of up to $250.
- For more on all state programs, visit vcee.org/programs-awards/view/7. Competition is conducted by the Virginia Council on Economic Education, with sponsorship from the Virginia Credit Union and Virginia Housing Development Authority.
- observe the guidelines – excessively lengthy entries not accepted
- JMU’s Center for Economic Education is ready to help with one-on-one consultations contact Lynne F. Stover at (540) 568-3248 or firstname.lastname@example.org