About the competition
Do you want to change the world? Do you have an idea for policymakers? Do you think you can convince a group of policy experts in just three minutes?
Applications for Policy Idol 2018 have closed, but do look out for applications for the 2019 competition, which will open later in the year.
Policy Idol is an annual competition open to all current students and staff at King’s, in which participants pitch their policy ideas to an elite panel of leading figures from the worlds of politics, academia and industry.
You can enter by yourself or as part of a team, and on the day you will have just three minutes to present your idea to the judges, who will assess your pitch on the quality of delivery and the evidence and analysis underpinning it.
Organised by the Policy Institute at King’s, 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.
The final takes place in front of a live audience, with both the judges and the audience voting for their favourite idea at the end of the evening.
What could you win?
There are four cash prizes on offer at this year’s competition:
Audience prize - £250
Best delivery - £500
Best analysis - £500
Overall winner - £1,000
Policy Idol is supported by King’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account.