01、竞赛简介 About NPFC
NPFC全美个人金融挑战赛National Personal Finance Challenge是全美唯一针对初高中生的个人金融素养类竞赛，测试个人金融理财和经济相关知识。
The National Personal Finance Challenge (NPFC) is a nationwide competition that provides high school students the opportunity to build and demonstrate their knowledge of money management. Teams showcase their expertise in the concepts of earning income, spending, saving, investing, managing credit, and managing risk.
NPFC has two divisions - Middle School and High School Division.
All middle and high school students are recommended to compete if interested in finance, economics and related business fields or planning to apply for business-related majors in college.
03、竞赛流程 Contest Structure
[State Level] The approved test center will resgiter student teams. Teams of three to four students complete online exams that may qualify them for an exciting championship competition. Each student will be given 35 minutes to complete a 30 question rapid-fire exam. Each correct answer is worth 10 points. The team's score is the sum of the top 3 students' scores. Populus Academy is registered in the Virginia state.
In the event of a tie, the tiebreaker will be the team that used the least amount of time on the online exam. If necesarry, the score and testing time of the fourth student will be used as additional tiebreakers.
[Finals] The winning team from each state moves on to the National Finals. Finals consist of a case study where teams present to a panel of judges.
2022-23 Dates and Location
The state-level contest will be held Monday, March 6, 2023 - Friday, March 31, 2023 at 5:00 PM EST. The specific time is set by the registered test center.
For spring 2023, the National Finals will be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland where teams will compete in-person on June 4-5. While in Cleveland all expenses will be covered (this includes food, lodging, and all events. This excludes travel costs to/from state of origin).
Top-performing teams in the National Personal Finance Challenge receive a trophy, banner, and cash prizes for each student member corresponding to their team’s rank in the National Finals:
1st place: $2,000
2nd place: $1,000
3rd place: $500
4th place: $250