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Deadline Nears for Center for Alcohol Policy’s National Essay Contest

Entries Accepted through December 14

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) is accepting entries for its Fifth Annual Essay Contest through December 14, 2012.  The topic of this year’s contest is: “If a country were starting alcohol regulation from scratch, what regulatory framework would you advise it to create and why?”

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

HOW TO ENTER:  Papers may be emailed to or sent as a hard copy to:  Center for Alcohol Policy; Attn: Essay Contest; 1101 King St., Suite 600-A; Alexandria, VA  22314

DEADLINE:  The deadline for entries is December 14, 2012.

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.

“In the United States, it’s important to look at the abuse of alcohol leading up to national Prohibition and the societal issues that arose during Prohibition in order to fully understand the state-based alcohol regulatory system put in place following passage of the 21st Amendment,” said CAP Advisory Council member and Samford University Cumberland School of Law Professor Brannon Denning.  “Other countries with different histories and cultures lack such an effective regulatory structure.”

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.

To read entry rules, essay guidelines and last year’s winning essays, please visit

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


 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 or follow the Center on Twitter at

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