The Young Patriots Essay Contest is currently being offered by the National Center for Policy Analysis. This is an essay contest open to all high school students. The winner will receive a $5,000 college scholarship, second place will receive a $3,000 scholarship, and third place will receive a $2,000 scholarship.
Topic and formatting
This contest is designed to challenge high school students to creatively solve problems in the realm of public policy through the art of writing. The topic of this year’s essay contest is: â€œAccording to the four required readings. What policy changes should the government pursue in order to best foster economic prosperity?â€ Note that the four required readings are available at the above link.
Your essay should be written in English and should not exceed 1,200 words. More questions on format (and on the contest in general) can be found answered on the contest website.
Aside from the aforementioned scholarships, winners will:
- Have their essay published on Debate Central
- See their essay posted on the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) home page
- Have their essay shared with 350,000 NCPA Policy Patriots via email
- Have their winning entry be sent to their hometown newspapers, radio and TV.
Application and deadline
To apply, simply email your essay in to email@example.com. Make sure to include all essential information, including your name, address, phone number(s) and e-mail address in the body of the e-mail. The submission deadline is December 15, 2013. Best of luck!