YOU ARE INVITED to participate in the 7th Annual iOme Challenge. A top prize of $5,000 will be awarded to the winning student team and $1,500 to that team's faculty advisor. The winning team will also be invited to Washington D.C. to present their essay at the WISER Forum set for the end of June. Students may have an opportunity to meet with the Assistant Secretary of Labor, various Members of Congress and other policymakers, including representatives from the Departments of Labor, Education, and Treasury.
The 2016 iOme Challenge consists of two parts: an essay and a video that illustrates the key elements of the essay. We encourage students to form teams with individuals some of whom have policy expertise and some others with video production skills. Team members can come from different educational institutions. Each team of students must have a faculty advisor, and the faculty advisors are encouraged to use this contest as a part of their class curriculum.
Entries will be judged on specific criteria for the Essay and the Video. One winner will be selected as well as those entries that are judged to be Honorable Mentions.
The winning team will also be invited to Washington D.C. to present their Essay and Video to Members of Congress, policy-makers and others who are interested in this policy issue.