Application & Guidelines

The 2017 Rathmann Challenge Application, Guidelines and Terms & Conditions are now available for review.

Application submission opens on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 11 am Eastern Time and closes on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 11 am Eastern Time or when 200 qualified applications have been received, whichever comes first.

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The greatest solutions come when we challenge ourselves to work hard and do better. The Rathmann Challenge attracts and inspires the best and the brightest to find solutions for difficult issues. Our application process requires a thoughtful, self-evaluation of past accomplishments, as well as development and presentation of an Even Bigger Idea®.

The Rathmann Challenge collaborative peer review is reserved for the top applicants. Past accomplishments and Even Bigger Ideas are vetted with others whose experience and insights are well suited to evaluate and provide a constructive critique. Solutions can often be improved when put to the ultimate test of consideration and review by those who have an equal interest in solving the problems – one’s professional peers.