NASPAA Simulation Competition Paused One Year

February 04, 2022


NASPAA’s five-year contract with the University of Virginia’s Batten School for the annual simulation competition ended following the 2021 competition. This will not be a permanent end to our annual competitions as NASPAA's Executive Council approved a one year pause to establish new partnerships and collectively define and design the next iteration of the global student simulation. We will be excited to introduce NASPAA's Simulation Competition 2.0 as early as 2023.   


The new and enhanced simulation competition will allow us to more effectively meet NASPAA's mission of ensuring excellence in education and training for public service, and promoting the ideal of public service. The new simulation competition will be revamped and reoriented to focus even more on the students, their professional development, their ability to communicate big ideas with other students from all over the world, their unique teaching and learning opportunities, and how they will take these new skills and experiences into their future roles as public service providers.


For more information about the competition, please contact Alex Minkoff at or Stacy Drudy at