Election 2020: Policy Idea Competition

Posted: 07 August 2020
Notice reference #: 1HA9gr

The Policy idea competition asks students: If you were Prime Minister, what one thing would you do to change New Zealand for the better and why?

Students can enter their policy ideas as a 300 word statement or as a 90 second video, and be in to win great prizes including cash, shoes from Allbirds, Unity Books vouchers, clothing, and more.

Policy ideas will be judged by NBA basketballer Steven Adams, journalist and broadcaster Mihi Forbes, science educator Michelle Dickinson (Nanogirl), Professor of Public Policy and former MP Marilyn Waring, and Allbirds CEO and former All White Tim Brown.

More information about the competition, including how to enter, is available at

Entries are open until 5pm, Saturday 5 September. 

About Policy: Policy is the complete guide to New Zealand’s 2020 electionavailable at policy.nzall the policies, parties and candidates, all in one place.  

About Policy for Schools: Ahead of the 2020 election, we’re partnering with social science educators across New Zealand to create resources that help teachers navigate the election in the classroom. Resources are available at

Further information

Contact: Chris McIntyre

 (027) 381 8523