Kansas Contest Series
Essay contests exclusively for Kansas students
We’re excited to announce a new series of essay contests for this school year that are only open to high school students in Kansas.
For each contest, we will provide a statement prompt. Students will choose whether they “Agree” or “Disagree” with the statement, then write an essay of up to 500 words defending their position.
Contest 2: The Bill of Rights
When: November 4, 2013 to January 10, 2014
Statement Prompt: ”In recent years, the Federal government has taken on responsibilities that, under the 10th Amendment, should be left to the states.”
What: Decide if you “Agree” or “Disagree” with the statement prompt. Then write an essay defending your position (max 500 words).
- First Place: $800
- Second Place: $600
- Third Place: $300
- $100 each for the teachers of the winning students
Register to be notified about other contests in the Kansas Contest Series!
Previous contests in the Kansas Contest Series
Contest 1: The Constitution
Statement Prompt: ”The Constitution is outdated and should be interpreted in light of modern understandings.”
Winners for Contest 1 will be announced by the end of November 2013.