We are no longer accepting applications. The winners will be announced March 26, 2018.
Should schools be able to keep tabs on students’ social media to prevent internet bullying? Should there be regulations that prohibit a president from tweeting? With our “We the Students” essay contest, you could win prizes just for sharing your thoughts on these issues!
Each year, We the Students gives 8-12th-grade students from across the U.S. a chance to share their perspective on a trending topic.
This year’s prompt: To what extent in the U.S. does the government–federal, state, and local–have the duty to monitor internet content?
We are awarding $20,000+ in scholarship and prizes to the students who submit the best essays on the topic.
- 1st Place – $5,000 and a scholarship to our 2018 Constitutional Academy in Washington, D.C.
- Runners Up – Six prizes at $1,250 each
- Honorable Mentions – Eight prizes at $500 each
Sign-up For The Contest!
1. The theme of the essay is "Why I would like to own a hobby farm in Fairbanks, Alaska."
2. You must 18 years of age or older to participate.
3. Each participant must pay a fee of $1,000 for the essay.
4. You can write more than one essay, but cost is $1,000 per essay/entry. Each essay should be different.
5. Only 420 essays will be accepted.
6. The owners John and June Strothenke will select the top 20 essays. Those 20 will be judged by three impartial judges not related to the sponsors of contest or have vested interest in the property.
7. Entries must be postmarked on or before Dec. 31 and must arrive to the recipient location no later than Jan. 14, 2018.
The winner of the essay contest will receive the Certificate of Title. There will be no liens, nor taxes, nor mortgages due on the property. Excluded is personal property and any food or liquor, which will be removed from the property prior to occupancy by the new owners.
For more details on the contest rule, visit here.