12 December 2023
Policy Idol 2024 – registration now open!
Pitch your world-changing idea to a panel of experts and get training and cash prizes
Have a brilliant policy idea that you'd love to see become reality? Tell us about it to win cash prizes and get advice, training and support from leading experts.
Registration for Policy Idol is now open to all King's College London students!
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 31 January 2024, 23:30 GMT.
Policy Idol is an annual competition for all King’s students, who can enter individually or as part of a team. The competition sees the best ideas selected in a series of heats, with standout pitches from each heat put through to the final. All finalists receive bespoke training in policy analysis and communications, as well as an opportunity to improve their pitch.
During the grand final you’ll present your three-minute pitch to a live audience and panel of leading figures who will assess your pitch on the quality of delivery and the evidence and analysis underpinning it.
Winners will receive one of four cash prizes of up to £1,000, including for the overall best pitch, for the pitch with the best substance, pitch delivered with the most style and a prize voted on by the audience.
Judges in previous years have included Julia Gillard, Jo Johnson, Louise Casey, Trevor Phillips, Bronwen Maddox and David Willetts, with the final compèred by BBC Home Editor Mark Easton.
Policy Idol contestants have credited the skills they gained through the competition, including improved confidence, communications and analysis, with helping them succeed in their careers after King's. Watch the videos below to learn more about the process.