The Wagner Review Presents

The 1st Annual NYU Wagner Policy Memo Competition

Monday, May 8th 2017

Theme: Diversity & Inclusion

Description: The NYU Annual Policy Competition is a school wide policy memo writing contest spearheaded by the Wagner Review. It offers graduate students the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to think critically about complicated public policy issues, develop recommendations, and express their suggestions via policy memorandum. The annual policy competition also serves as a catalyst for conversation among the student body about a particular issue and opens the door for faculty, administration, and policy professionals to weigh in as well.

Memo must:

  • ¬†Address the need for diversity and inclusion in any field or arena from a policy perspective.
  • Be no longer than 3 pages double-spaced.
  • Please cite all sources.

Deadline for all submissions is April 21th, 2017 at 11:59pm to

Finalist Presentations & Award Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 8th in the Rice Conference Room at the Puck Building from 5:30-6:30pm

First Place: $ 300
Second Place: $ 200
Third Place: $ 100

The 2017 Wagner Review Public Policy Competition Grading Rubric

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*Must be enrolled in a graduate level course at NYU at the time of the competition to apply