Civics Education Essay Contest

NCSC's 2022 Civics Education Essay Contest

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NCSC's Civics Education Essay Contest gives 3rd-12th grade students the opportunity to understand and explain the importance and the role of the United States government. Winners receive a total of $3,000 in scholarship money.

The contest question is based on the American Bar Association's annual Law Day theme, which in 2022 is "Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change."

2022's Essay Contest question:

Which Amendment to the U.S. Constitution has made the biggest difference in people’s lives? Explain how and why.
Word count:
  • 3rd-8th graders should submit essays in 100 words or less.
  • 9th-12th graders should submit essays in 250 words or less.
Deadline:

Submissions are due by 11:59pm (EST, US) on Friday, February 25, 2022.

Submit your entry using the form below. This is the preferred method of entry. However, hand-written essays may be submitted by mail to NCSC, c/o Deirdre Roesch, 300 Newport Avenue, Williamsburg, Va., 23185. If submitting my mail, please include the following on separate piece of paper: full name, school name, city, state, phone number, email (if applicable), teacher name and teacher email (if applicable).

A total of $3,000 in scholarship money will be awarded to the winners.

9th-12th grade:

  • One (1) First Place: $1,000
  • One (1) Second Place: $500
  • One (1) Third Place: $250

6th-8th grade:

  • One (1) First Place: $400
  • One (1) Second Place: $200
  • One (1) Third Place: $100

3rd-5th grade:

  • One (1) First Place: $300
  • One (1) Second Place: $150
  • One (1) Third Place: $100
Contact:

Email Contest Manager Deirdre Roesch with questions about the essay contest.