Essay Contest

The Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) is now accepting entries for its Seventh Annual Essay Contest.

The CAP Essay Contest is intended to foster debate, analysis and examination of state alcohol regulation and its implications for citizens across the United States.

Essay-Contest-2014-webThe topic for this year’s contest is: “As states contemplate the legalization of prohibited products, like marijuana, what are some lessons policymakers and regulators can learn from the movement to end alcohol Prohibition in the 1930s?”

WHO CAN ENTER:  The contest is open to all persons who are over the age of 18 as of November 2014. Students, academics, practicing attorneys, policymakers and members of the general public are encouraged to submit essays.

HOW TO ENTER:  Essays may be emailed to essay@centerforalcoholpolicy.org or mailed as a hard copy to: Center for Alcohol Policy; Attn: Essay Contest; 1101 King St., Suite 600-A; Alexandria, VA 22314. Essays must be accompanied by an entry form.

DEADLINE:  The deadline for entries is November 17, 2014.  Winners will be announced in early 2015.

AWARDS:  Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners in the amounts of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000 respectively.

Click here to read the complete contest rules and formatting guidelines.

Read the winning essays from last year’s essay contest:

1st Place: Warren Adegunle – Achieving Success

2nd Place: Joseph Ojih – Attractions and Merits: Making the Case for the 21st Amendment

3rd Place: Craig Childs – The Twenty-First Amendment: A Lesson in Responsible Lawmaking and Governance

For more information, please call (703) 519-3090.


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