Student Investor Challenge 2017/18

THE WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED! Congratulations to this year's winners Benoit's Barmy Army from Tadcaster Grammar School. It was another close and very exciting final. And well done to all the teams who participated this year – look out for updates on the next competition.

Student Investor Challenge is the UK's premier investment competition with over 400,000 students from 2,500 schools benefiting from the experience in previous years. There are a whole host of prizes available, including a trip to New York!

Want to know more? Watch our video guides.


Participation certificates

Participation certificates are now available for all teams that took part in this year's challenge. You can download the certificate by logging in and visiting the resources page.

Do you have the skills to make a winning portfolio?

The competition involves teams investing virtual money on the London Stock Exchange. You will need to keep your portfolios healthy by following the ups and downs of the market, judging when to buy and sell in order to make a profit. Find out more about the challenge.

Resources for teachers

The competition is straightforward, not time-consuming and can be completed entirely outside of lesson times. We have provided some student guides and teacher notes to get you started.

New this year

Are you ready for an extra challenge?

Once you've registered your team for the main challenge, why not test your individual investment skills with Amplify's ReTrader app? Experience the highs and lows of being on the trading floor and trade in some of the most important market events of our time. Great prizes up for grabs.

Remember you can only access this app if you are part of a team in the main challenge!

Find out more about our exciting new game

When does the challenge run?

The online phases of this year's challenge are now over. The first phase of the challenge ran from 23 October 2017 to 26 January 2018 after which the top 500 teams took part in the online semi-finals from 19 February to 16 March 2018.


"It was exciting, educational and the most important thing – it totally changed my mind for the future – now I want to be an investor!"

Harry, Glenthorne High School, aged 14