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Subject: The origin of some aspect of the U.S. Constitution–specifically, one of the nine (9)topics listed on www.constitutionalscholars.org.
Eligibility: All students in grades 9 through 12 in the 32 counties that constitute the Northern District of New York (i.e., Albany, Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia,Cortland, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, St. Lawrence, Tioga Tompkins, Ulster, Warren and Washington). There is no entry fee, but entries are limited to one per year.
Categories: Entries may be submitted in one of three categories: 1.Essays, which must be typed and be between 1,000 and 2,000 words inlength;2.Artistic Works: poems or short stories, which must be between 250 and2,000 words in length, or graphic art (e.g., drawings, paintings, photographsor prints), which must be on one piece of material, whatever the size; and3.Video Performances: recitations, speeches, songs or skits, which must beshorter than ten (10) minutes in duration, must be from memory, and must besubmitted through JotForm.com, TikTok or Instagram Reels.
Due Date: Entries are due by the end of March 31, 2021. For details on formats and methods
Prizes: of submission, please see www.constitutionalscholars.org.By a panel of three or more federal court judges. Results will be announced by the end of June 25, 2021. Monetary prizes will be awarded in each of the three categories for entrants winning first place, second place, third place, and honorable mention. A total of $4,500 will be awarded (across all three categories), with the first place winner in each category guaranteed a prize of at least $750.