2010 Consumer Bowl Competition Begins
Next Week With Intra-County Competitions
NEWARK - The 14th edition
of the annual Consumer Bowl
competition hosted by the
State Division of Consumer
Affairs and local consumer
affairs offices begins next
week, as high school students
within each of the state?s
21 counties face off in the
For the first time ever, students from every one of the state?s counties will be participating in the Consumer Bowl. A total of 93 public and private high schools are represented in this year?s competition, a record number of schools.
The Consumer Bowl begins at the county level, with each county champion then meeting its peers at regional challenges for northern, central and southern New Jersey. The three regional champions then will face off, with the winner becoming State Consumer Bowl Champion.
The Consumer Bowl is conducted in an academic game show format, with teams of students from each high school competing against each other. Each team has a teacher who acts as coach as the team studies for the county competitions.
The topics within the Consumer Bowl this year include recent headline-grabbing topics, such as Ponzi schemes, sale and purchase of securities, vehicle financing and new and used vehicle Lemon Laws, merchandise return and refund policies and overall knowledge of New Jersey?s consumer protection laws and regulations.
The Consumer Bowl is designed to educate students about their rights in the marketplace and to help them become more knowledgeable consumers.
The schedule for the county competitions is as follows:
January 26 || Middlesex County|| Central Region|
|Feb. 2 || Bergen County|| Northern Region|
|Feb. 3 || Atlantic County || Southern Region|
|Feb. 4 || Passaic County || Northern Region|
|Feb. 9 || Gloucester County || Southern Region|
|Feb. 10 || Hudson County || Northern Region|
|Feb. 11|| Camden County || Southern Region|
|Feb. 17|| Burlington County || Southern Region|
|Feb. 19 || Hunterdon County || Central Region|
|Feb. 22 || Salem County || Southern Region|
|Feb. 23 || Ocean County || Central Region|
|Feb. 25|| Somerset County || Central Region|
|Feb. 26 || Union County || Central Region|
|March 3 || Cumberland County || Southern Region|
|March 8 || Sussex County || Northern Region|
|March 10 || Essex County || Northern Region|
|March 11 || Cape May County || Southern Region|
|March 12 || Monmouth County || Central Region|
|March 16 || Morris County || Northern region|
|March 17 ||Mercer County || Central Region|
|March 23|| Warren County || Northern Region|
Specific information about the location of and the schools participating in each county competition will be distributed in advance of each competition.