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2021 We the Students Essay Contest

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Essay Prompt: What is the relationship between Equality and Justice?

 

Answering this question requires considering each of these principles and analyzing the relationship between them.

 

To truly explore this question in an essay that is between 500 -800 words, you’ll need to go beyond “dictionary definitions,” and express your understanding and reasoning about the connection between these two principles. This reasoning involves a combination of observation, experience, and some pretty “big ideas.” What does it take to understand them? To build toward and maintain them? To see them with regard to each other? Why is this relationship important?

 

We encourage you to bring emotion, creativity, specific examples, and well-researched facts into what you write. A good essay will demonstrate how equality and justice are not just abstract ideas but are part of the actions and choices of people every day.

 

We genuinely want to know how you would answer the question – what is the relationship between Equality and Justice?

 

Deadline for entry is April 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

The Contest is open to all United States citizens or legal residents who are students who are no older than 19 and no younger than 14 as of the end of the Contest Period who:

 

  • attends school in the United States, one of its territories or districts, or an American Armed Forces School Abroad
  • who are in grades 8 -12 attending public, private, religious, or charter schools, or
  • are enrolled in a GED or correspondence school program, or
  • are attending a home school program.

Benefits

Benefits

Winners will be announced on the contest site on or before May 31, 2021. Winners must provide publicity photos and information as well as Social Security numbers in order to receive prize money. Social Security numbers are requested from winners for tax purposes only. The Bill of Rights Institute does not sell, nor use student Social Security numbers for any reason other than the required reporting for Federal tax purposes. Winners will receive the following prizes based upon the judges’ evaluation.

 

Cash prizes for Students in the We The Students Scholarship Essay Contest:

 

  • National Grand Prize – One at $7,500.
  • Runners Up – Five at $1,500 each.
  • Honorable Mention – Ten at $500 each.

 

Prizes will be awarded within three (3) months of the close of the Contest. Prizes not claimed within 180 days of the check date or the end of the Contest will be void. The Bill of Rights Institute will make commercially reasonable efforts to mail the prize to the winner and is not responsible for incorrect address provided by the contestant. All entrants are solely responsible for understanding and complying with any and all federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances that may apply to the entrants and the activities or business in which such entrants may engage. There may be tax consequences associated with the prizes and income received by a Contest winner, which may include, without limitation, an obligation to report as income and to pay taxes on such income to federal, state, or local authorities. Each Contest winner is responsible to determine the tax consequences of the income received and to comply with all applicable laws in all respects. All prize-winning teachers are solely responsible for understanding and complying with any and all federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances, as well as school policies that may apply.

Program Venue

Program Country
Online

Eligible Regions

Eligible Regions

North America

Eligible Countries

USA

Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries
USA

Application Process

Application Process

Click here to Submit

 

Essay Writing Guidance:

 

Note: Ideal We the Students responses…

 

  • Address the question asked in a thoughtful and meaningful manner
  • Use cited facts and arguments when appropriate to support their answers
  • Are expressed in cohesive sentences and is free of distracting spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors
  • They address diverse viewpoints in a respectful manner
  • They organize their answer in a manner that flows logically and reads clearly

 

 

While you are writing:

 

  • Stay focused and minimize distractions.
  • Write however you feel most comfortable—using a pen and paper or a computer.
  • Let your topic guide your structure. Consider including an introductory paragraph, three supporting paragraphs, and a conclusion.
  • Stay on track: if you find yourself getting off the topic, go back and revise.
  • Remember all writing is re-writing.

 

 

After you write, ask yourself:

 

  • Have I answered all aspects of the question?
    • Is it clear what I am discussing?
    • Have I stated an opinion when asked for one?
    • Have I provided examples where asked?
    • Have I said what I wanted to say?
  • Is my essay well-written?
    • Have I used paragraphs?
    • Do all my paragraphs have a topic sentence?
    • Do I fully develop one idea per paragraph?
  • Is my writing correct?
      • Have I checked for spelling errors myself, without relying on spell-check?
      • Have I checked for grammar errors without relying on a grammar checker?
      • Have I checked my facts: dates, document titles, names, etc.?

 

Other ideas:

 

Try reading your essay aloud to a family member. Does it sound like it flows easily? Can your audience member summarize your essay back to you in one or two sentences? (If they can’t, try going back and clarifying your ideas.)

 

Try putting your essay down for a day or two and coming back to it and re-reading it. Do you notice anything you’d like to change or add?

 

 

 

Submission Guidelines

 

Each submission must adhere to the topics and should fully answer the question and all sub-parts. Each submission must adhere to the word limits for each question (between 500 and 800 words), and must be submitted by 11:59 pm PT on April 15, 2021. Only online submissions will be accepted for the contest. Only one essay per student will be accepted.

 

 

Judging and Timing

 

After the Contest Period, the judges selected by the Bill of Rights Institute will review and select finalists from all the eligible entries received. The judges will then select the prize-winners. Entries will be evaluated based upon the following criteria: adherence to the Submission Guidelines (as stated in Section III), originality, organization, writing style, and depth of analysis. Winners will be announced on the contest site on or before May 31, 2021. The Bill of Rights Institute reserves the right in their sole administration of the Contest to disqualify any individual they find or believe to:

 

  • be tampering with the entry process or the administration of the Contest,
  • be acting in violation of these Official Rules and Regulations, or
  • plagiarizing content in any form.

 

The selection of the judges is within the sole and absolute discretion of the Bill of Rights Institute. The judges who are selected by the Bill of Rights Institute will not have a direct connection to the student who has submitted the entry or be in a position to affect the objectivity and impartiality of any judge with respect to a submission.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Fully Funded

Opening Date
December 15, 2020
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2021 We the Students Essay Contest

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Essay Prompt: What is the relationship between Equality and Justice?

 

Answering this question requires considering each of these principles and analyzing the relationship between them.

 

To truly explore this question in an essay that is between 500 -800 words, you’ll need to go beyond “dictionary definitions,” and express your understanding and reasoning about the connection between these two principles. This reasoning involves a combination of observation, experience, and some pretty “big ideas.” What does it take to understand them? To build toward and maintain them? To see them with regard to each other? Why is this relationship important?

 

We encourage you to bring emotion, creativity, specific examples, and well-researched facts into what you write. A good essay will demonstrate how equality and justice are not just abstract ideas but are part of the actions and choices of people every day.

 

We genuinely want to know how you would answer the question – what is the relationship between Equality and Justice?

 

Deadline for entry is April 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

The Contest is open to all United States citizens or legal residents who are students who are no older than 19 and no younger than 14 as of the end of the Contest Period who:

 

  • attends school in the United States, one of its territories or districts, or an American Armed Forces School Abroad
  • who are in grades 8 -12 attending public, private, religious, or charter schools, or
  • are enrolled in a GED or correspondence school program, or
  • are attending a home school program.

Benefits

Benefits

Winners will be announced on the contest site on or before May 31, 2021. Winners must provide publicity photos and information as well as Social Security numbers in order to receive prize money. Social Security numbers are requested from winners for tax purposes only. The Bill of Rights Institute does not sell, nor use student Social Security numbers for any reason other than the required reporting for Federal tax purposes. Winners will receive the following prizes based upon the judges’ evaluation.

 

Cash prizes for Students in the We The Students Scholarship Essay Contest:

 

  • National Grand Prize – One at $7,500.
  • Runners Up – Five at $1,500 each.
  • Honorable Mention – Ten at $500 each.

 

Prizes will be awarded within three (3) months of the close of the Contest. Prizes not claimed within 180 days of the check date or the end of the Contest will be void. The Bill of Rights Institute will make commercially reasonable efforts to mail the prize to the winner and is not responsible for incorrect address provided by the contestant. All entrants are solely responsible for understanding and complying with any and all federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances that may apply to the entrants and the activities or business in which such entrants may engage. There may be tax consequences associated with the prizes and income received by a Contest winner, which may include, without limitation, an obligation to report as income and to pay taxes on such income to federal, state, or local authorities. Each Contest winner is responsible to determine the tax consequences of the income received and to comply with all applicable laws in all respects. All prize-winning teachers are solely responsible for understanding and complying with any and all federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances, as well as school policies that may apply.

Program Venue

Eligible Regions

Eligible Regions

North America

Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries

USA

Application Process

Application Process

Click here to Submit

 

Essay Writing Guidance:

 

Note: Ideal We the Students responses…

 

  • Address the question asked in a thoughtful and meaningful manner
  • Use cited facts and arguments when appropriate to support their answers
  • Are expressed in cohesive sentences and is free of distracting spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors
  • They address diverse viewpoints in a respectful manner
  • They organize their answer in a manner that flows logically and reads clearly

 

 

While you are writing:

 

  • Stay focused and minimize distractions.
  • Write however you feel most comfortable—using a pen and paper or a computer.
  • Let your topic guide your structure. Consider including an introductory paragraph, three supporting paragraphs, and a conclusion.
  • Stay on track: if you find yourself getting off the topic, go back and revise.
  • Remember all writing is re-writing.

 

 

After you write, ask yourself:

 

  • Have I answered all aspects of the question?
    • Is it clear what I am discussing?
    • Have I stated an opinion when asked for one?
    • Have I provided examples where asked?
    • Have I said what I wanted to say?
  • Is my essay well-written?
    • Have I used paragraphs?
    • Do all my paragraphs have a topic sentence?
    • Do I fully develop one idea per paragraph?
  • Is my writing correct?
      • Have I checked for spelling errors myself, without relying on spell-check?
      • Have I checked for grammar errors without relying on a grammar checker?
      • Have I checked my facts: dates, document titles, names, etc.?

 

Other ideas:

 

Try reading your essay aloud to a family member. Does it sound like it flows easily? Can your audience member summarize your essay back to you in one or two sentences? (If they can’t, try going back and clarifying your ideas.)

 

Try putting your essay down for a day or two and coming back to it and re-reading it. Do you notice anything you’d like to change or add?

 

 

 

Submission Guidelines

 

Each submission must adhere to the topics and should fully answer the question and all sub-parts. Each submission must adhere to the word limits for each question (between 500 and 800 words), and must be submitted by 11:59 pm PT on April 15, 2021. Only online submissions will be accepted for the contest. Only one essay per student will be accepted.

 

 

Judging and Timing

 

After the Contest Period, the judges selected by the Bill of Rights Institute will review and select finalists from all the eligible entries received. The judges will then select the prize-winners. Entries will be evaluated based upon the following criteria: adherence to the Submission Guidelines (as stated in Section III), originality, organization, writing style, and depth of analysis. Winners will be announced on the contest site on or before May 31, 2021. The Bill of Rights Institute reserves the right in their sole administration of the Contest to disqualify any individual they find or believe to:

 

  • be tampering with the entry process or the administration of the Contest,
  • be acting in violation of these Official Rules and Regulations, or
  • plagiarizing content in any form.

 

The selection of the judges is within the sole and absolute discretion of the Bill of Rights Institute. The judges who are selected by the Bill of Rights Institute will not have a direct connection to the student who has submitted the entry or be in a position to affect the objectivity and impartiality of any judge with respect to a submission.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Fully Funded

Opening Date
December 15, 2020
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2021 We the Students Essay Contest

Deadline
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Description

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Essay Prompt: What is the relationship between Equality and Justice?

 

Answering this question requires considering each of these principles and analyzing the relationship between them.

 

To truly explore this question in an essay that is between 500 -800 words, you’ll need to go beyond “dictionary definitions,” and express your understanding and reasoning about the connection between these two principles. This reasoning involves a combination of observation, experience, and some pretty “big ideas.” What does it take to understand them? To build toward and maintain them? To see them with regard to each other? Why is this relationship important?

 

We encourage you to bring emotion, creativity, specific examples, and well-researched facts into what you write. A good essay will demonstrate how equality and justice are not just abstract ideas but are part of the actions and choices of people every day.

 

We genuinely want to know how you would answer the question – what is the relationship between Equality and Justice?

 

Deadline for entry is April 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

The Contest is open to all United States citizens or legal residents who are students who are no older than 19 and no younger than 14 as of the end of the Contest Period who:

 

  • attends school in the United States, one of its territories or districts, or an American Armed Forces School Abroad
  • who are in grades 8 -12 attending public, private, religious, or charter schools, or
  • are enrolled in a GED or correspondence school program, or
  • are attending a home school program.

Benefits

Benefits

Winners will be announced on the contest site on or before May 31, 2021. Winners must provide publicity photos and information as well as Social Security numbers in order to receive prize money. Social Security numbers are requested from winners for tax purposes only. The Bill of Rights Institute does not sell, nor use student Social Security numbers for any reason other than the required reporting for Federal tax purposes. Winners will receive the following prizes based upon the judges’ evaluation.

 

Cash prizes for Students in the We The Students Scholarship Essay Contest:

 

  • National Grand Prize – One at $7,500.
  • Runners Up – Five at $1,500 each.
  • Honorable Mention – Ten at $500 each.

 

Prizes will be awarded within three (3) months of the close of the Contest. Prizes not claimed within 180 days of the check date or the end of the Contest will be void. The Bill of Rights Institute will make commercially reasonable efforts to mail the prize to the winner and is not responsible for incorrect address provided by the contestant. All entrants are solely responsible for understanding and complying with any and all federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances that may apply to the entrants and the activities or business in which such entrants may engage. There may be tax consequences associated with the prizes and income received by a Contest winner, which may include, without limitation, an obligation to report as income and to pay taxes on such income to federal, state, or local authorities. Each Contest winner is responsible to determine the tax consequences of the income received and to comply with all applicable laws in all respects. All prize-winning teachers are solely responsible for understanding and complying with any and all federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances, as well as school policies that may apply.

Program Venue

Eligible Regions

Eligible Regions

North America

Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries

USA

Application Process

Application Process

Click here to Submit

 

Essay Writing Guidance:

 

Note: Ideal We the Students responses…

 

  • Address the question asked in a thoughtful and meaningful manner
  • Use cited facts and arguments when appropriate to support their answers
  • Are expressed in cohesive sentences and is free of distracting spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors
  • They address diverse viewpoints in a respectful manner
  • They organize their answer in a manner that flows logically and reads clearly

 

 

While you are writing:

 

  • Stay focused and minimize distractions.
  • Write however you feel most comfortable—using a pen and paper or a computer.
  • Let your topic guide your structure. Consider including an introductory paragraph, three supporting paragraphs, and a conclusion.
  • Stay on track: if you find yourself getting off the topic, go back and revise.
  • Remember all writing is re-writing.

 

 

After you write, ask yourself:

 

  • Have I answered all aspects of the question?
    • Is it clear what I am discussing?
    • Have I stated an opinion when asked for one?
    • Have I provided examples where asked?
    • Have I said what I wanted to say?
  • Is my essay well-written?
    • Have I used paragraphs?
    • Do all my paragraphs have a topic sentence?
    • Do I fully develop one idea per paragraph?
  • Is my writing correct?
      • Have I checked for spelling errors myself, without relying on spell-check?
      • Have I checked for grammar errors without relying on a grammar checker?
      • Have I checked my facts: dates, document titles, names, etc.?

 

Other ideas:

 

Try reading your essay aloud to a family member. Does it sound like it flows easily? Can your audience member summarize your essay back to you in one or two sentences? (If they can’t, try going back and clarifying your ideas.)

 

Try putting your essay down for a day or two and coming back to it and re-reading it. Do you notice anything you’d like to change or add?

 

 

 

Submission Guidelines

 

Each submission must adhere to the topics and should fully answer the question and all sub-parts. Each submission must adhere to the word limits for each question (between 500 and 800 words), and must be submitted by 11:59 pm PT on April 15, 2021. Only online submissions will be accepted for the contest. Only one essay per student will be accepted.

 

 

Judging and Timing

 

After the Contest Period, the judges selected by the Bill of Rights Institute will review and select finalists from all the eligible entries received. The judges will then select the prize-winners. Entries will be evaluated based upon the following criteria: adherence to the Submission Guidelines (as stated in Section III), originality, organization, writing style, and depth of analysis. Winners will be announced on the contest site on or before May 31, 2021. The Bill of Rights Institute reserves the right in their sole administration of the Contest to disqualify any individual they find or believe to:

 

  • be tampering with the entry process or the administration of the Contest,
  • be acting in violation of these Official Rules and Regulations, or
  • plagiarizing content in any form.

 

The selection of the judges is within the sole and absolute discretion of the Bill of Rights Institute. The judges who are selected by the Bill of Rights Institute will not have a direct connection to the student who has submitted the entry or be in a position to affect the objectivity and impartiality of any judge with respect to a submission.

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Essay Prompt: What is the relationship between Equality and Justice?

 

Answering this question requires considering each of these principles and analyzing the relationship between them.

 

To truly explore this question in an essay that is between 500 -800 words, you’ll need to go beyond “dictionary definitions,” and express your understanding and reasoning about the connection between these two principles. This reasoning involves a combination of observation, experience, and some pretty “big ideas.” What does it take to understand them? To build toward and maintain them? To see them with regard to each other? Why is this relationship important?

 

We encourage you to bring emotion, creativity, specific examples, and well-researched facts into what you write. A good essay will demonstrate how equality and justice are not just abstract ideas but are part of the actions and choices of people every day.

 

We genuinely want to know how you would answer the question – what is the relationship between Equality and Justice?

 

Deadline for entry is April 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

BENIFITS

Winners will be announced on the contest site on or before May 31, 2021. Winners must provide publicity photos and information as well as Social Security numbers in order to receive prize money. Social Security numbers are requested from winners for tax purposes only. The Bill of Rights Institute does not sell, nor use student Social Security numbers for any reason other than the required reporting for Federal tax purposes. Winners will receive the following prizes based upon the judges’ evaluation.

 

Cash prizes for Students in the We The Students Scholarship Essay Contest:

 

  • National Grand Prize – One at $7,500.
  • Runners Up – Five at $1,500 each.
  • Honorable Mention – Ten at $500 each.

 

Prizes will be awarded within three (3) months of the close of the Contest. Prizes not claimed within 180 days of the check date or the end of the Contest will be void. The Bill of Rights Institute will make commercially reasonable efforts to mail the prize to the winner and is not responsible for incorrect address provided by the contestant. All entrants are solely responsible for understanding and complying with any and all federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances that may apply to the entrants and the activities or business in which such entrants may engage. There may be tax consequences associated with the prizes and income received by a Contest winner, which may include, without limitation, an obligation to report as income and to pay taxes on such income to federal, state, or local authorities. Each Contest winner is responsible to determine the tax consequences of the income received and to comply with all applicable laws in all respects. All prize-winning teachers are solely responsible for understanding and complying with any and all federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances, as well as school policies that may apply.

Eligibilities

The Contest is open to all United States citizens or legal residents who are students who are no older than 19 and no younger than 14 as of the end of the Contest Period who:

 

  • attends school in the United States, one of its territories or districts, or an American Armed Forces School Abroad
  • who are in grades 8 -12 attending public, private, religious, or charter schools, or
  • are enrolled in a GED or correspondence school program, or
  • are attending a home school program.

For Further Queries:

Eligible Regions:

Program Venue:

APPLICATION PROCESS

Click here to Submit

 

Essay Writing Guidance:

 

Note: Ideal We the Students responses…

 

  • Address the question asked in a thoughtful and meaningful manner
  • Use cited facts and arguments when appropriate to support their answers
  • Are expressed in cohesive sentences and is free of distracting spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors
  • They address diverse viewpoints in a respectful manner
  • They organize their answer in a manner that flows logically and reads clearly

 

 

While you are writing:

 

  • Stay focused and minimize distractions.
  • Write however you feel most comfortable—using a pen and paper or a computer.
  • Let your topic guide your structure. Consider including an introductory paragraph, three supporting paragraphs, and a conclusion.
  • Stay on track: if you find yourself getting off the topic, go back and revise.
  • Remember all writing is re-writing.

 

 

After you write, ask yourself:

 

  • Have I answered all aspects of the question?
    • Is it clear what I am discussing?
    • Have I stated an opinion when asked for one?
    • Have I provided examples where asked?
    • Have I said what I wanted to say?
  • Is my essay well-written?
    • Have I used paragraphs?
    • Do all my paragraphs have a topic sentence?
    • Do I fully develop one idea per paragraph?
  • Is my writing correct?
      • Have I checked for spelling errors myself, without relying on spell-check?
      • Have I checked for grammar errors without relying on a grammar checker?
      • Have I checked my facts: dates, document titles, names, etc.?

 

Other ideas:

 

Try reading your essay aloud to a family member. Does it sound like it flows easily? Can your audience member summarize your essay back to you in one or two sentences? (If they can’t, try going back and clarifying your ideas.)

 

Try putting your essay down for a day or two and coming back to it and re-reading it. Do you notice anything you’d like to change or add?

 

 

 

Submission Guidelines

 

Each submission must adhere to the topics and should fully answer the question and all sub-parts. Each submission must adhere to the word limits for each question (between 500 and 800 words), and must be submitted by 11:59 pm PT on April 15, 2021. Only online submissions will be accepted for the contest. Only one essay per student will be accepted.

 

 

Judging and Timing

 

After the Contest Period, the judges selected by the Bill of Rights Institute will review and select finalists from all the eligible entries received. The judges will then select the prize-winners. Entries will be evaluated based upon the following criteria: adherence to the Submission Guidelines (as stated in Section III), originality, organization, writing style, and depth of analysis. Winners will be announced on the contest site on or before May 31, 2021. The Bill of Rights Institute reserves the right in their sole administration of the Contest to disqualify any individual they find or believe to:

 

  • be tampering with the entry process or the administration of the Contest,
  • be acting in violation of these Official Rules and Regulations, or
  • plagiarizing content in any form.

 

The selection of the judges is within the sole and absolute discretion of the Bill of Rights Institute. The judges who are selected by the Bill of Rights Institute will not have a direct connection to the student who has submitted the entry or be in a position to affect the objectivity and impartiality of any judge with respect to a submission.

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