CORE Schools Economics Challenge 2018

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By Luka Crnjakovic
Mon 21st May 2018 | Blog

The CORE Project, with the help of our partners FT Secondary Schools, is launching the CORE Schools Economics Challenge 2018. We are challenging students in schools across the world to create an accessible and entertaining short video on an economic topic. This year’s theme is:

 “Ten years on from the global financial crisis”


If you need inspiration, you can watch the winning entry from our 2017 competition, by The Academy at Penguin Hall. And if you need an incentive, this year, we are offering generous cash prizes and Amazon vouchers to the winners.

The 2018 challenge

Using CORE’s The Economy as a resource, present a three-minute video on the theme: “Ten years on from the global financial crisis”

Be creative! Your entry can combine data, charts, economic analysis or references to the work of a particular economic thinker. To get you started, there are a lot of useful resources on our site, particularly Unit 17 of The Economy.

For this year’s competition CORE has partnered with the Financial Times, and you can also find multiple resources on FT Secondary Schools, (right) which offers “articles to help get ahead in exams and interviews”, and is available free online for 16-19 year olds and their teachers. To get access, there’s a simple sign-up for UK schools here, and for schools elsewhere here.

You will compete for three cash prizes:

  • 1st place: £1,500 for the school and £500 Amazon vouchers for students
  • 2nd place: £750 for the school and £300 Amazon vouchers for students
  • 3rd place: £500 for the school and £200 Amazon vouchers for students

Participating schools may each enter one additional collaborative entry with another local school to compete for a separate prize of £1,500 for the school and £500 Amazon vouchers for students.

The closing date for entries is 1 October 2018. For guidelines, and to find out more detail about the competition, read our Overview and the Terms and conditions documents, linked to below.

How to submit your entry?: Entries are to be submitted via a Dropbox folder. You can email us at [email protected] and we will send you a link to a dedicated CORE Dropbox folder to which you will upload your video. Alternatively, you can email us a link to a folder you have already opened yourself. If you are having problems with uploading to Dropbox please email us and we will find an alternative solution.


CORE-SEC 2018 Overview

CORE-SEC 2018 Terms and conditions

CORE-SEC 2018 Entry Form

CORE-SEC 2018 Consent Form