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Policy Idol 2023 - Applications open!

Text on a purple background: Could you change the world in 3 minutes? Applications now open Policy Idol

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 3 minutes?

Policy Idol is an annual competition open to all current students at King’s, where participants pitch their policy ideas to a panel of leading figures from the worlds of politics, academia and industry.

There are four cash prizes on offer at the competition. Here's what you can win:

  • Overall winner: £1,000
  • Audience prize: £250
  • Best delivery: £500
  • Best analysis: £500

You can enter by yourself or as part of a team, and on the day you will have 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, 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 will receive bespoke training in policy analysis and communications, as well as an opportunity to improve their pitch.

For more information about the competition and how to register see the Policy Idol 2023 page, registration closes 23.59, Sunday 22 January 2023.