Open to high school juniors and seniors for the 2014-2015 school year. Students must submit and essay between 800 - 1,000 words on the topic:
Why is free speech important at our nation’s colleges and universities? Using examples from both videos, discuss how censorship of student speech is incompatible with higher education.
One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize, and three $1,000 runner up prizes will be awarded for the best essay. Four $500 winners will be chosen from the remaining entrants in a drawing.
Deadline: January 1, 2015
For more information: thefire.org/contest