FREE SPEECH ESSAY CONTEST

First prize is $10,000

Sponsored by FIRE: Foundation for Individual Rights for Education

High school juniors and seniors for the 2013–2014 school year who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible. Students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on this topic: Why is free speech important at our nation's colleges and universities?

Deadline

Submit Your Essay By: January 1, 2014

Winners Announced: January 31, 2014

Prizes

One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize, and three $1,000 runner-up prizes will be awarded for the best essays. Four $500 winners will be chosen from the remaining entrants in a drawing.

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