Institute on the Constitution presents The Basic Symbols of the American Political Tradition essay contest.
This essay contest is open to home or private schooled students who are going into the eighth grade (or equivalent) through freshman year in college.
Contestants must read the book The Basic Symbols of the American Political Tradition and then write an essay between 1,500 and 3,000 words stating what the basic symbols (according to Kendall and Carey) are and answering the question: “Are the original political traditions of American law and government being honored today?”
All submissions must be double spaced, handwritten* or in font size of 12 in either Word, Rich Text or PDF format and submitted by July 23, 2011.**
Contestants must also type/write the following statement at the end of their essay: “On my honor before God the essay I am submitting is my own work and not that of any other.”
*Handwritten essays which are not neatly written and easily readable will not be considered.
Contestants are strongly encouraged to email their essays to email@example.com
US Mail submissions shall be sent to:
Institute on the Constitution
8028 Ritchie Highway, Suite 211
Pasadena, Maryland 21122
**Email submissions must be sent no later then July 23, 2011 11:00 PM (EST).
Essays sent in by US Mail must be postmarked no later then July 23, 2011.
First place wins the grand prize of $1,000.00 (one possible winner)
Second place wins one of two $500.00 (two possible winners)
Third place wins one of four $250.00 (four possible winners)
(Amazon.com is not affiliated with this program and reference made thereto is only for informational purposes. The book can be obtained through any book distributor).