Montlake Investigations Group Policy Competition
Hosted by the Onero Institute
What is this?
The Montlake Investigations Group Policy Competition is a student-organized, U.S. based, international writing and presentation contest focused on American foreign policy. In this competition, contestants will submit a short response and policy paper that addresses a selected topic related to U.S. foreign policy and international affairs.
Entrants can submit papers individually or in teams of up to 3. Finalists in this competition will also be awarded a trip to Washington, D.C. (if public health restrictions allow) to present in the Finals which will be held live with high-level judges from the field of International Affairs.
How big is the prizepool?
$6,500 supplied by our sponsor, Montlake Investigations Group. This will be the largest international affairs policy paper competition run by and for students.
$5000 for first place
$1000 for second place
$500 for third place
Who can enter?
Anyone who is currently enrolled as an undergraduate student and has not yet graduated. Members can be composed of students from different schools. We may make exceptions for certain other cases we deem suitable. Email us at email@example.com with any questions.
What schedule will the competition follow?
Here is an overview of our intended schedule:
<1000 word short response to prompt due. We encourage you to submit these as early as possible.
11:59PM Eastern on November 15th
Main paper on topic of your choice due.
11:59 PM Eastern on December 13th
11:59PM Eastern on December 27th
Live final round in Washington D.C. (assuming conditions permit)
TBD on January 15th