Calling all creative Economist Educators! Join us in our Best-in-Class award contest. Simply submit your most creative, class-tested teaching ideas for a chance to win cash awards, as well as the opportunity to present your ideas at the 14th Annual Economics Teaching Conference (NETA)!

How to Enter

To enter the Contest, prepare the following two files to send in your entry email:

  1. 300- to 500-word document in Microsoft Word format, describing your teaching technique and how it has worked for you.
  2. URL to a brief, five- to eight-minute video that you’ve posted to YouTube describing your technique—and, if possible, showing it in action. In both the document and the video, outline your teaching technique. Include brief discussion on the following topics:
  • What’s the procedure?
  • What materials, if any, are required?
  • How easy would it be for another instructor at another school to implement it?
  • What knowledge, skills or insights do you hope to introduce or reinforce with this technique?

Submission Deadline:  September 23, 2018

For information on uploading a YouTube video, review this help page.

Winner Selection

Selection of the final three winners will be determined by judges from the National Economics Teaching Association during the Judging Period based on the following criteria:

  • Originality and creativity
  • Ease of implementation of teaching techniques
  • Value of successful student outcome

Final winners will be announced on October 23, 2018, with one winner chosen for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize. Review the Contest Rules below for additional information.

Prizes

1st Prize

  • $1,000 cash
  • A trip to the 2018 NETA Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, October 25 - 26, 2018

2nd Prize

  • $300 cash
  • A trip to the 2018 NETA Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, October 25 - 26, 2018

3rd Prize

  • A trip to the 2018 NETA Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, October 25 - 26, 2018

Contest Rules

The contest is open to Principles/Introductory, and/or Survey of Economics instructors that teach at a two- or four-year institution. Click below for the full list of rules.