The Capitol Hill Challenge

The SIFMA Foundation's annual Capitol Hill Challenge (CHC) is an exciting national financial education competition for middle and high schools that reaches all 50 US states and their members of Congress.

CHC matches our nation's senators and representatives to student teams competing in The Stock Market Game™. Student teams manage a hypothetical $100,000 online portfolio and invest in real stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. The competition runs from February 3 through May 9, 2014.

CHC partners Members of Congress with up to two middle and/or high schools every spring. Participating schools may enter up to 10 teams with 3-5 students each, for a maximum of 50 students, for each Member of Congress. Schools must be located in the Member of Congress' district as defined by a matching zip code. There is no charge for the CHC teams.

Since its inception in 2004, CHC has made 2,212 matches of U.S. Representatives and Senators with schools, encompassing more than 60,000 students across the country. In 2013, 506 Members of Congress were matched with CHC teams in their jurisdictions; and, in 2014, we are pleased to announce 100% participation!

The 10 CHC teams at the end of the competition with the highest-ranked portfolios (one winning team per Member of Congress) will win a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet their Member of Congress and be recognized at an awards reception on Capitol Hill. During their visit, students and teachers will meet with business, government, and education leaders to learn about fiscal policy making, the role of the capital markets, and global economic trends. The winners will also have the opportunity to tour financial landmarks and national monuments.


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To be eligible for participation in the CHC, the Registration Form must be completed in full and submitted online or returned to:, Fax: 212-313-1324

2014 Dates

CHC Spring Semester: February 3 – May 9, 2014
CHC Winners Awards Event, Washington DC: June 10-12, 2014


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