First place $5,000 scholarship
Second place $3,000 scholarship
Third place $1,000 scholarship
Exceptional essays will also be considered for inclusion in the paperback edition of New Threats to Freedom (May 2011).
Entries must be received by 11:59 pm on March 31, 2011.
Write a compelling counter argument to one of these three essays that appear in New Threats to Freedom edited by Adam Bellow (Templeton Press, 2010):
The New Behaviorists, Christine Rosen
Participatory Culture and the Assault on Democracy, Lee Siegel
The Illusion of Innocence, Shelby Steele
Judges will look for clarity, accuracy, accessibility, and overall quality of the argument. Sources should be referenced and cited appropriately, using footnotes or in-text citations. Entries will be judged blindly.
Entrants must be enrolled part- or full-time in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited college or university in the United States or its territories. Entrants who intend to be enrolled by Fall 2011 (e.g. high school seniors or prospective graduate students) will also be considered.
Written entries should be between 2,000 and 3,000 words. All entries should be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your contact information, including name, e-mail address, college or university affiliation, and graduation year. All entries become the property of Templeton Press and select essays will be published on the New Threats to Freedom website.
For more information: http://newthreatstofreedom.com/contests/