Center for Alcohol Policy Essay Contest

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Amount
Awarded

$2,834

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 17

Friday
Awarded By:

Center for Alcohol Policy

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Three awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be 18 years of age or older as of December, 1 prior to the deadline date. Students, academics, practicing attorneys, policymakers, and members of the general public are encouraged to submit essays.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This essay contest is open to all persons who are over the age of 18 as of the entry deadline date. Essays of all formats are accepted as long as they are on the current year's topic.

Application requirements for the Center for Alcohol Policy Essay Contest are:

  • Essay
  • Entry form
Additional Information: All submissions will go through an initial screening process. All eligible submissions will be reviewed by three screening judges. Finalists from this process then will be given to a panel of judges who will judge each essay on its analysis of the question, the depth of this analysis, the readiness of the essay for publication, the quality of the writing, the originality of the topic and the analysis used, the thoroughness of the research, and its overall ability to creatively and effectively discuss the given essay topic. No relatives of individuals working for the Center for Alcohol Policy, its leadership, or contest judges are eligible to submit entries for this contest. Any interested person working for a government entity must certify their ability to enter and win this contest prior to submitting an essay and comply with appropriate ethics laws.

Award Amount: Cash prizes are awarded as follows: first place, $5,000; second place, $2,500; third place, $1,000.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,834.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 17

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 17

Entry forms are available online on the Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) website. To enter the contest, the student must prepare an essay on the current year's topic, which is posted on the CAP website. A wide range of essay formats are eligible and encouraged. These can be formal law review article submissions or nonacademic essays. Any form of citation is acceptable as long as one form is consistent throughout the essay. The essay should be submitted double spaced with at least 12-point font in Times New Roman format and should not exceed 25 pages in length, exclusive of endnotes. Submissions that have been published previously or accepted for publication may be considered only if the author has secured consent from the other journal for the Center for Alcohol Policy to post the winning publication on its website with an appropriate note about the other publication. All entries become the property of the Center for Alcohol Policy. The essay must be accompanied by an entry form. Entries may be emailed or mailed using the contact information provided and must be received by 5:30 p.m. EST on the deadline date.
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