Below please find information about the NDNY-FCBA’s “Constitutional Scholars Program Essay Contest,” specifically for public high school students in the cities of Syracuse, Albany, Schenectady and Troy.
All students in grades 9 through 12 in the Counties of Onondaga, Albany, Schenectady and Troy. There is no entry fee. But each student may submit only one essay per annual contest.
A typed original essay of up to 2,000 words in length based on primary sources cited in a recognized system. No reference to the student’s name may appear on the essay, but must appear on a title page, along with the student’s grade level, school, home mailing address, telephone number, and any email address.
The origin of some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, to be chosen by the student. For some possible essay topics (and excerpts of research materials), visit www.constitutionalscholars.org.
Judging: By a panel of three or more federal court judges based on content, clarity and style, to be determined by the judges in their sole discretion. Results will be announced by CSP FlyerMay 1, 2018 (Law Day).
Prizes: Three prizes will be offered to high school students in each of the following four sections: (1) the City Public School Section of the Greater-Syracuse Division; (2) the Private and Suburban School Section of the Greater-Syracuse Division; (3) the City Public School Section of the Capital Region Division; and (4) the Private and Suburban School Section of the Capital Region Division. First place prize will be at least $400, second place prize will be at least $150, and third place prize will be at least $50.