Essay Contest

The Center for Alcohol Policy is pleased to announce that Nathaniel E. Moyer, an associate attorney at Harrison & Moberly, LLP in Indianapolis, has been named the winner of the Center’s 11th Annual Essay Contest. The topic for this year’s contest was:

The licensing of individuals and businesses that are involved in the commerce of alcoholic beverages is an important feature of state-based alcohol regulation. Why is licensing necessary for an orderly marketplace, what impact does it have on public health and safety and what are the benefits provided by licensing systems?


Announcement on the 12th Annual Essay Contest topic and details on how to submit your essay coming soon…


11th Annual Essay Contest

Below are the winning entries from the 2018 Essay Contest:

1st Place: Nathaniel Moyer, “Drink Local, Think Regional: Implementing an Orderly Alcohol Marketplace Through State-Level Licensing” 





2nd Place: Timothy Gervais, “Benefits of Alcohol Licensing: A Brief Discussion” 





3rd Place: Shannon Auvil, “Creating Order for a Disorderly Product”





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