The iOme (I OWE ME) Challenge works to raise awareness about the impact of financial security in retirement on the social and economic well-being of our society.

The iOme (I Owe Me) Challenge works to raise awareness about the impact of financial security in retirement on the social and economic well-being of our society.

Student teams from across the country respond to the annual iOme Challenge question in the form of a 5,000-word essay and short promotional video. A blue ribbon panel judges submissions and selects the winning team. The team wins a financial award and is invited to Washington, DC to present its submission at a symposium and to discuss it with public policymakers.

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Congratulations Evan!

The 2018 winner of the iOme Challenge, Evan Avila, will be interning this summer with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. He was also named a 2019 Truman Scholar! Evan said “both of these accomplishments have been directly made possible by the iOme Competition and the way it helped spark a passion in me for the subject of retirement policy.” 

The 2019 iOme Challenge

The Challenge question for this year’s iOme Challenge competition is now closed. Our team of judges are considering the submissions and will determine the winner by end of May, 2019.

The winning team will share a $5,000 prize, and $1,500 will be awarded to the team’s faculty advisor.

Winners will present their winning essay at a forum in Washington, DC on June 19, 2019.