InvestWrite, made possible since 2013 by McGraw Hill Financial and delivered in Texas by the Texas Council on Economic Education, challenges fourth through 12th graders to analyze investments and recommend portfolio allocations targeting financial goals.
The competition serves as a culminating activity for nearly 600,000 students nationwide who compete in The Stock Market Game™ program each year.
Students consider real-world economic events and trends, conduct research online, develop investment recommendations and, in the process, gain the skills to prepare for their own financial future.
They work in groups during the Stock Market Game program but then write essays individually about their experience.
Winning InvestWrite essays are chosen through rigorous judging by thousands of teachers and industry professionals who evaluate students’ understanding of asset allocation, the stock market, and factors that drive investments as well as their expression of investment ideas in essay form.