Join the 2021 Competition
The student nomination process will open on December 1, 2020. Universities may nominate up to five students to participate in the competition.
The deadline to nominate students is January 30. Nominated students must confirm their participation by January 30 so we encourage schools to nominate their students before the deadline.
All students will be randomly placed on teams with students from different institutions.
The competition is open to masters students only. Undergraduate students may not apply nor be nominated.
There will be a $20 registration fee for each competitor to cover the cost of the competition.
To nominate your students, please click here.
Students Nominated by Deans/Directors/Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA) Advisors:
Students who have been nominated by a Dean/Director/PAA Advisor to participate in the competition will be notified by a NASPAA Simulation Competition team member. As a Dean/Director/PAA Advisor nominee, you be placed in the priority applicant pool. The deadline to register and confirm your participation in the event is January 20, 2021.
Students will be notified about their team assignments and teams shortly after this deadline.
Individual Student applications for the Competition:
Student self-registration will be open from January 20, 2021 to January 30, 2021.
Self-registered students will be notified of their application status and whether or not they have been accepted to participate by February 5, 2021.
Nominate a Team
Are you a Dean, Program Director, or faculty member who would like to nominate students to compete? Click here!
Register to compete
Are you an MPA/MPP student who has been nominated by a Dean/Director/Faculty member? Click here!
Are you a student who would like to compete, but has NOT been nominated? Register on January 1!
Stay up to date
The countdown to competition day is on! Hear about our sites, pre-registration, as well as associated NASPAA and CLSG events.