We the Students Essay Contest

2021 We the Students Essay Contest

Essay PromptWhat 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.


Annual Amount

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.


Additional Selection Criteria

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 (1) attend school in the United States, one of its territories or districts, or an American Armed Forces School Abroad, and (2) who are in grades 8 -12 attending public, private, religious, or charter schools, or (3) are enrolled in a GED or correspondence school program, or (4) are attending a home school program.

Application Process

PLEASE READ ALL THE RULES & REGULATIONS, TOOLS & ESSAY PROMPT BEFORE ENTERING.

To enter, you must sign up at:  https://billofrightsinstitute.formstack.com/forms/we_the_students_application_copy

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?

Questions, Contact info@billofrightsinstitute.org

Deadline

April 15, 2021

For the application or more information go to:
https://billofrightsinstitute.org/we-the-students-essay-contest