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Center for Alcohol Policy Announces 3rd Annual Essay Contest

2010 Topic:  “Describe how state-based regulation of alcoholic beverages promotes public health and safety.”

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Center for Alcohol Policy is pleased to announce the launch of its third annual national essay contest.  The contest is intended to foster debate, analysis and examination of the effects of state alcohol regulation.

The theme of this year’s contest is: Describe how state-based regulation of alcoholic beverage promotes public health and safety.”

The top three winning entrants will receive prizes of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000 respectively.

“For more than 75 years, alcohol has been effectively regulated in the United States by a state regulatory system guaranteed by the 21st Amendment,” said CAP Advisory Council member and Cumberland School of Law Professor Brannon Denning. “This year’s essay contest is intended to highlight and explore the impact of state alcohol regulation on society and its role in protecting Americans in today’s environment.”

The deadline for submission is November 22, 2010, and winners will be announced in 2011.

For entry rules, essay guidelines and last year’s winning essays, please click here.


The Center for Alcohol Policy is a 501 c (3) organization whose mission is to educate policy makers, regulators and the public about alcohol, its uniqueness and regulation.  By conducting sound and scientific-based research and implementing initiatives that will maintain the appropriate state-based regulation of alcohol, the Center promotes safe and responsible consumption, fights underage drinking and drunk driving and informs key entities about the effects of alcohol consumption.  For more information, visit

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Center for Alcohol Policy
1101 King Street Ste 600-A Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 519-3090