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.
Take the Challenge!
The 2016/2017 iOme Challenge is now open. Check out the Challenge question, essay/video guidelines, and instructions for registering your team and submitting your entry. The deadline to submit entries has been extended to April 30, 2017.
The winning team will share a $5,000 prize, with an additional $1,500 paid to the team’s faculty advisor. The winning team will also be invited to Washington, DC in late June to present their winning paper at a national symposium.