NYU Policy Case Competition
April 28, 2019
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. In the past, the winning team has received a cash prize and a paid trip to the nation’s capital!
Students from colleges and universities around the country are invited to think critically and innovate by researching, designing and presenting policy proposals on today’s most pressing issues.
Hosted annually by the New York University Politics Society since 2014, the Policy Case Competition is a conference where students of all experience levels are given the opportunity to propose policy solutions in response to the largest and most critical current issues. In the past, teams have won a cash prize and a paid trip to Washington, D.C.
Teams and Topics
Teams of three (3) to four (4) students will compete in this three-round competition. Registration for the competition is free for students.
Students can register individually, with a partial team of two members, or with a full team (of three to four members). Individual applicants and partial teams will be combined with other individuals or partial teams to form a full team of three to four. These teams are assigned by our committee, based on competitors' common interests and geographic location. If you have concerns regarding this process or specific requests, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Teams applying with at least three members will not be assigned additional members without the team's express written consent.
During registration, teams will pick their first, second, and third choices from this year's policy topics, found here. Competitors will be notified of their final topic after registration closes. Background papers providing a broad issue summary are provided for all topics.