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National Challenge

Congratulations to 2016 National Invitational winner Ballot Ready from the University of Chicago, and to all four 2016 Finalists!

Read more about the 2016 National Invitational here.

The National Invitational Public Policy Challenge, hosted by the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania with Governing Magazine, is an unparalleled opportunity for students to learn, connect, and serve. Modeled after MBA business plan competitions, the competition challenges student teams to develop a policy proposal and civic campaign plan to achieve significant change in their communities.

In 2016, the Challenge was proud to welcome the following schools to compete at the Fifth Annual National Invitational to win prizes to kickstart their policy proposals:

Governing magazine, the publication of record for state and local public leaders, is the presenting partner of the Challenge. Judges for the Challenge are named from among Governing's Public Officials of the Year.

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University of Pennsylvania
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