Policy Brief Competition 2017

Policy Brief Competition 2017

The PPC Policy Brief Competition

Want to develop your policy brief making skills? Learning these skills will help you to read, analyse, and condense large amounts of information and present it in an effective and engaging way – a skill you can apply in many different fields of work. There are also a number of awards up for grabs that will look impressive on the CV! This year’s competition will be on cannabis regulation in New Zealand. Check out our Facebook page for more updates on the competition.Screen Shot 2017-04-09 at 4.21.29 PM.png

Competition Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/1809002212760097/

To register for the competition, follow the link:

Registration closes on the 20th of April.

Registration fee:
PPC Members: FREE
Non-Members: $5

Once registration closes, you’ll be sent documents from various sources, which you will be required to condense into an engaging and informative policy brief.

Policy Brief and MADE Workshop Series:
If you don’t know how to write a policy brief or need a reminder, we are hosting two workshops open to all. There will be more information on each workshop to come.

Workshop 1:
When: Tuesday 10th April 6pm
Where: 260-325 (OGGB)
What: The workshop will include a presentation on how to write a policy brief, an overview of the instructions of the competition, and how the judges will mark the briefs. It will also be an opportunity to register for the competition with cash.
Who: The workshop will be led by our Competitions team leaders and Making a Difference in Economics
Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/191160554724148/

Workshop 2:
Tuesday 2nd May, 6 pm 
206-202 Arts 1 University of Auckland 
The workshop will include a more in-depth presentation on how to write a policy brief, an overview of the specific instructions of the competition, how the judges will mark the briefs and will provide an opportunity for attendees to obtain feedback and guidance on their work from a post-graduate student. 
The workshop will be led by our Competitions team leaders and Monique Francois, an experienced postgraduate student.  
Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/191160554724148/

Key Dates:

Registration opens: 10th April

Registration closes: 20th April

Policy briefs due: 8th May

Prize Giving Event: TBC


1st Place: $100 voucher and an opportunity to spend a half day working with the Director and Knowledge Translation Specialists at the University of Auckland Public Policy Institute, sourcing and editing policy briefs and blog posts. More information on the Institute can be found here.

Commendations Awards:
Commendations awards winners will receive a certificate of achievement and vouchers.
– Commendations for  Creativity
– Commendations for Effective use of Graphics
– Commendations for Superior use of Language

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