Essay Contest for High School Students
Essay Contest for Kentucky Students, Grades 9-12
Inspired by the McConnell Center's new publication, Reflection and Choice: The Federalists, the Anti-Federalists, and the Debate that Defined America, write an essay in which you answer the following questions:
What is your favorite Federalist or Anti-Federalist document? Why is that document still relevant today?
Who may enter:
This contest is open only to Kentucky students in grades 9-12. Students who are currently enrolled in or who have completed at least 9th grade attending public, private, parochial, or home-schooled students of equivalent grade status are invited to participate.
Length & format:
Must be between 750-1,000 words. Please double space and use an easily read font.
Judging will be based on the following criteria:
- Entry displays originality and is supported by evidence/examples (40 pts)
- Entry is clear and effective in expressing the theme (30 pts)
- Entry is an organized and unified composition (30 pts)
- The first-place winner will receive:
- an honorary plaque
- opportunity to appear as a guest on the McConnell Center Podcast hosted by McConnell Center Director Gary Gregg, PhD
- free copy of Reflection and Choice: The Federalists, the Anti-Federalists, and the Debate that Defined America
- Additionally, their social studies teachers will receive a print copy of each of the McConnell Center's available publications for their classroom.
Second and third-place winners will receive free copies of Reflection and Choice: The Federalists, the Anti-Federalists, and the Debate that Defined America.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 852-3947.