6th Annual Penn Public Policy Challenge

Click here to apply to the 2015 Public Policy Challenge!

Extended Application Due Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 11:59PM

Congratulations to the 2014 Winner, BetterBAIL!

BetterBAIL proposed an online bail payment system in order to save the Philadelphia Prison System and pre-trial defendants time and money. They won the Penn Finals and advanced to the National Finals, earning $10,000 total to kick-start their proposal. 

The Penn Public Policy Challenge is designed for passionate, policy-minded, and community-oriented students. It is an interdisciplinary competition that tasks teams of undergraduate and graduate students from across Penn’s twelve schools with developing a policy proposal and civic campaign on an issue facing the Greater Philadelphia region. The teams present their proposals to prominent judges and compete for cash prizes. The winning team from Penn competes against other teams from select schools across the country at the National Invitational.

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