Below you will find the relevant information for competitors in Round 1, including the Guidelines for memo submissions, the Round 1 Rubric, the materials from the 2018 Policy Memo Writing Workshop, Background Papers and Sample Memos for each category.

Registration ends February 28th, 2019

Memos are due March 27th, 2019


2018 Policy Memo Writing Workshop Materials


Background Papers



New York City-

Spotlight Country: South Africa*-

*The Background Paper for South Africa-Female Empowerment will be uploaded soon


Sample Memos