$500 Prize for Best Undergraduate Essay on Classical Liberalism
The Political Theory Institute is proud to announce its annual essay contest for the best student essay on classical liberalism. The winner of the contest will be awarded a prize of $500 at the annual SPA Awards Ceremony.
The contest is open to all AU undergraduates and is intended to foster critical reflection on the key authors, concepts, and arguments of classical liberalism, including but not limited to individual liberty, equality, democracy, constitutionalism, and commerce. As used here, classical liberalism denotes a topic, not an agenda, and the prize will be given to the most intelligent and well-argued essay on these topics regardless of philosophical or political perspective. Essays about the place of classical liberalism in the American political tradition are welcome.
Submissions can be, but need not have been, written for a class and should be between five and twenty pages (double spaced, twelve point font, one inch margins). Include your name, email, and phone number on page one of your submission. Essays may be nominated by either the author or a faculty member.
Next year's contest will be held in April 2014.