Rockonomix

Have your students re-write the lyrics to a popular song so that it is about an economic/personal finance concept or group of concepts. Students then record the song and produce a music video using their new lyrics.

2023 First Place Video

2023 Rockonomix Nominees

Rules

In teams of no more than five, students re-write the lyrics to a popular song so that it is about an economic/personal finance concept or group of concepts. Students then record the song and produce a music video using their new lyrics.

To qualify for judging, entries must meet the following criteria:

  • Students from grades K-12 are eligible.
  • Lyrics must be embedded in the video as subtitles.
  • Video length is recommended to be 3 – 4 minutes and should not exceed 5 minutes
  • Videos must be filmed horizontally.
  • The lyrics and video must be deemed appropriate by the judges (no offensive language or images).
  • The lyrics, recording, and video must be the work of the group members.

Awards

​Cash prizes awarded for the winning team (per team):​ 1st Place Team $500

Examples of Economics and Personal Finance Concepts

  • Opportunity Cost
  • Scarcity
  • Trade
  • Specialization
  • Factors of Production
  • Economic Systems
  • Goods and Services
  • Circular Flow
  • Capital Markets
  • Shortage
  • Unemployment
  • Market Equilibrium
  • Career Planning
  • Income
  • Negative and Positive Externalities
  • Budget
  • Saving and Investing
  • Credit
  • Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Gross Domestic Product
  • Tax
  • Inflation
  • Insurance
  • Risk versus Reward
  • Postsecondary Education Planning

Get in Touch

Contact ACEE for more information.