The Policy Pitch is a competition where you get the chance to present your ideas on how to improve government policies, services and programs. Participants of the Policy Pitch each have three minutes to present on contemporary policy issues, with options for its solution and a recommendation for the best course of action.
Judges from the public service, academia and the private sector will determine which presentation has the best content and communication style and will give out a first place prize of $700 and a second place prize of $500. Through audience voting, a third prize of $500 will be awarded to the People’s Choice presentation.
The Policy Pitch is based on the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition developed by The University of Queensland, Australia, first held in 2008 with 160 graduate students competing. Enthusiasm for the 3MT concept grew and its adoption in numerous universities led to the development of an international competition in 2010.
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