Libertas Institute is proud to announce its first annual essay contest: “Living Free in an Unfree World”. The winner of this year’s contest will receive $1,500 and the “people’s choice” winner will receive $500!
Submit your essay using the form here. Before doing so, please review the following rules:
- Using between 500 and 1,500 words, describe the status of liberty in Utah. How it is jeopardized? What threatens it most? How can liberty be reclaimed and maintained by Utahns? How can freedom be obtained in an unfree world? These are meant to be general, guiding questions—using the general theme of liberty in Utah, feel free to be creative while still keeping your essay relevant to the topic.
- Submissions are limited to one per person. Libertas Institute staff and their family members are prohibited from participating.
- Contestants must live within the state of Utah and be at least 18 years old.
- Each essay must reflect the contestant’s own research, writing and original thinking.
- Libertas Institute reserves the right to remove from consideration any essay which contains vulgar, profane, demeaning, or otherwise objectionable material.
- All submissions become property of Libertas Institute, licensed under our Creative Commons License. The Institute may reprint the essays in educational publications and for other educational purposes. Appropriate citations will be given to the essay’s author.
- All submissions must be entered before August 17, 2012.
- The essay with the most Facebook “likes” by August 24, 2012 will be declared the winner of the “people’s choice” award and will receive the $500 prize. Once you submit your essay, you will be redirected to the published version of it. Share that link with your friends, family, and on social media encouraging them to visit the page and press the Facebook “like” button to vote for it.
- (Hint: the earlier you submit your essay, the more time you’ll have to promote it and try to win the $500!)
- Libertas staff will review all essay submissions and choose a winner by August 31, 2012. The decisions by Libertas staff are final.
- If the judges award the grand prize award to the essay which also received the most Facebook “likes,” the “people’s choice” award will be given to the essay which received the second most “likes.”
- Winners will be contacted directly via email to arrange delivery of their award, and will be announced shortly thereafter on the Libertas Institute website.
For submissions: via the online submission page