Stage 1: Short-Form (Two-Page) Proposal (Open Competition: January 31 – April 2, 2012)

The first stage of The Policy Challenge is open to the American public. In particular, the competition seeks innovative individuals concerned with advancing the public interest through administrative change at the federal level in education, energy, and healthcare and medicine.

The competition encourages undergraduate and graduate students to participate. Individuals who posted an idea are encouraged to further develop it through this competition. Public-minded analysts from non-academic institutions are welcome to participate. As long as you have a concern for advancing the public interest and do not have a conflict of interest, you are eligible to participate in the competition.

Registered lobbyists are prohibited from participating.

Stage 2: Long-Form Proposal (Closed Finalist Competition: April 16 – May 11, 2012)

Only finalist teams are eligible to participate in Stage 2. Teams selected as finalists from the short-form proposals will be contacted during the week of April 16th and invited to participate in Stage 2.