Opportunity alert: King’s Policy Idol 2021 Competition!

Hoping to make the most of your time at King’s and get into the current opportunities to build success in your studies and future career? Then check out this fantastic competition from King’s Policy Institute, open for all current students at KCL.

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The following is provided by King’s Policy Institute:

Want to change the world? Have a brilliant policy idea that you’d love to see become reality? Tell us about it for the chance to win cash prizes and get advice, training and support from leading experts.

Organised by the Policy Institute and now in its seventh year, Policy Idol is an annual competition open to all King’s students, individually or as part of a team. Contestants pitch their policy ideas to a panel of judges from the worlds of politics, academia and industry.

How does it work?

This year’s competition will be slightly different – we’re holding it entirely online and using video submissions. The best ideas will be selected in a series of heats, with standout pitches from each 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 final, you’ll present your three-minute video pitch to our experts, who will assess it on the quality of delivery and the underlying evidence and analysis.

What about prizes?

There are four cash prizes of up to £1,000 on offer, including for the overall best pitch, pitch with the best substance, pitch delivered with the most style, and a prize voted on by the audience.

Next steps

The closing date for registrations is Friday 5 February, so go to the competition website now to read more about the opportunity and take part!