|Policy Solutions Challenge USA||
The national finals of the 2017 competition were held in the second half of March 2017 (most likely March 24-25) in Washington, DC. The host of the finals will be announced at a later date.
Up to six finalists selected in the semifinal round will be invited to compete, including, if necessary, teams on the waiting list should another invited team decline.
The national finals will use the same policy issue. All judges will be new to the competition to allow for fresh perspectives on the policy analyses of the teams. All teams are expected to improve their presentations based on feedback received throughout the Challenge.
The teams will make private presentations to the judges on the first day and receive immediate feedback. Public presentations with all teams in attendance will occurr the following day. At the conclusion of the public presentations the judges will determine a national champion and 2nd and 3rd place.