The Stevenson Center invites students to write original short opinion pieces (500 words or less) or multi-media presentations (of no more than 10 megabytes in upload size) on topics that affect public policy for publication on its website. It is hoped the students will choose topics of deep concern to them. The range can be broad. Examples include, but are not limited to: climate change, campaign finance reform, immigration, civil rights, the Middle East or other contemporary subjects. Controversial topics are acceptable, though the tone and language should remain respectful. The Stevenson Center reserves the right to edit submissions, and publication is not guaranteed.
Please submit essays by March 15, 2016 on the Stevenson Center's website: www.stevensoncenterondemocracy.org/students/. Blind copies of each essay will be be read by a committee of three Stevenson Center advisors.
$250.00 will be awarded to each of the authors of the three winning essays which will be published on the Stevenson Center website. The authors of essays worthy of second tier commendation will not be published on the website or receive monetary awards but will receive certificates for participation.
The Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy is a non-profit, non-partisan organization created to address challenges to democratic systems of government and conceive of practical solutions for these challenges. Through lively presentations and discussions of major issues in the country and the world, the Stevenson Center aims to engage young people in the dialogue, so they can be participants in the outcomes.
Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy
25200 N St. Marys Rd | Mettawa, IL 60048 | 773-633-5661 | www.stevensoncenterondemocracy.org