Sponsoring Institution: Columbia Political Review

Type: Essay contest

Enrolled in a U.S. high school

Application Deadline:
Early June

Are you passionate about politics and eager to make your voice heard? Step into the world of political writing and join the Columbia Political Review High School Essay Contest —a platform that amplifies the voices of talented young writers across the nation.
Columbia Political Review Essay Contest is looking for essays that are not just well-written but thought-provoking and impactful. This year’s challenge is to select a social movement and chart its impact on a political community of your choice. Whether it’s civil rights, fiscal policy, foreign affairs, or any other topic you’re passionate about, this is your opportunity to delve deep, analyze, and provide fresh insights. Submissions should be between 700 and 1,200 words and will be evaluated based on clarity, conciseness, the strength of the argument, and effective use of evidence. Make sure to include citations with in-text hyperlinks drawing inspiration from the insightful articles on their website. The grand prize winner will receive a cash prize of $300, and two honorable mentions will each receive $100. It’s not just about the prize; it’s about your opportunity to influence the political landscape and address the most critical issues of our time. To be eligible, you must currently attend a United States secondary education institution. Submissions are due by June 1st. Take a look at the thought-provoking essays by past scholars on a website to get inspired.
As we navigate a complex world with global pandemics, international conflicts, and uncertainty, your voice has never been more important. The Columbia Political Review serves as a platform for bold, creative solutions to the challenges of our time. Don’t miss the opportunity and become a part of the Columbia Political Review legacy. The Editorial Board eagerly awaits your submissions. Let your words be the catalyst for change!

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