The dates for the 2017 Capitol Hill Challenge are February 6–May 12, 2017. The Awards event in Washington, D.C. is scheduled for June 20-22, 2017.
The Capitol Hill Challenge program is offered by invitation from the SIFMA Foundation, with priority consideration for registration given to public schools. If your class is interested in being considered for participation in the 2017 Capitol Hill Challenge, please complete the Teacher Registration Form available through the link below. The SIFMA Foundation will contact you with an invitation if you have been selected and will then register your student teams for participation.
Teacher Registration Student Team Roster CHC Rules
About the Capitol Hill Challenge
Capitol Hill Challenge (CHC) matches Members of Congress with students, teachers, and schools competing in The Stock Market Game™ in their respective district or state. Student teams manage a hypothetical $100,000 online portfolio and invest in real stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Since its inception in 2004, CHC has made 3,272 matches of U.S. Representatives and Senators with schools, encompassing more than 90,000 students across the country.
CHC partners up to 10 junior high or high school teams (3-5 students each) with your local Member of Congress (MOC). Students may only participate on ONE team. Your school must be located in the MOC's district with matching zip code. There is no charge for the CHC teams. However, only two schools per MOC can participate, with priority consideration given to public schools. Students taking part in a separate SMG game window can also take part in CHC.
The top 10 CHC teams 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.
For more information, download the CHC Brochure.
The CHC Program is by invitation only.
Awards Ceremony Highlights
CHC in the News