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Deadline Approaches for Center for Alcohol Policy Essay Contest

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The deadline to submit entries for the Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) Sixth Annual Essay Contest is December 5, 2013. The topic for this year’s contest is: “This year marks the 80th anniversary of the 21st Amendment. Has it achieved its intended purpose?”

“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,” said CAP Advisory Council member and Samford University Cumberland School of Law Professor Brannon Denning. “The history of our nation’s abuses with alcohol leading up to national Prohibition is critical to understanding the state-based alcohol regulatory system that was put in place following Prohibition’s repeal and the passage of the 21st Amendment.”

Click here to watch a video on the origin of America’s state-based alcohol regulatory system.

WHO CAN ENTER:  The contest is open to all persons who are over the age of 18 as of December 2013. Students, academics, practicing attorneys, policymakers and members of the general public are encouraged to submit essays.

HOW TO ENTER:  Essays may be emailed to or mailed 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 5, 2013.  Winners will be announced in 2014.

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.

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