The Policy Case Competition encourages students to think critically, analytically, and creatively to present policy solutions to real issues.
Undergraduate and graduate students from all over the U.S. are invited to research, design, and present their team's policy proposals on current issues in this three-round competition. During the second and third rounds, panels of expert judges evaluate the proposals in real time and give actionable feedback. The Policy Case Competition is a great way for students to gain hands-on experience in policy-making outside the classroom, with two workshops to help competitors refine their skills in policy memo writing and presentations. The winning team receives a cash prize and a paid trip to the nation’s capital to propose their policy to real policy-makers.
Our previous judge panels have included professionals representing the following institutions:
Why isn't the status quo working? What needs to be changed? Competitors will have to look at current policies from new perspectives in order to find creative solutions to today's issues.
We encourage competitors to ask hard-hitting questions while analyzing current policies to pinpoint what issues need to be addressed.
The finalist teams have the opportunity to present their ideas to experts and leaders from various institutions. The winning team will receive a cash prize and an expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C..