What is the iOme Challenge?

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 10,000-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.


Announcing the 2018 iOme Challenge Winner!

The iOme Challenge is pleased to announce this year’s winner of the iOme Challenge, Evan Avila!  Evan is a rising junior at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).  Read Evan’s essay and watch his video in response  to this year’s Challenge question.  His faculty advisor is Professor Douglas J. Lamdin, Department of Economics, UMBC.

As the winner of the Challenge, Evan will receive a $5,000 prize and present his essay at a forum in Washington, DC on June 20, 2018.


Contact iOme Challenge

Email: info@iomechallenge.org

Phone: 202-618-1044

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