Youth Essay Contest

Scholarship Value: $1,000
Awards Available: 3

Award Deadline: December 1, 2012

NRA Civil Rights Defense FundDescription, Prizes & Deadline: The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund(NRACRDF) is once again sponsoring an essay contest celebrating the Second Amendment as an integral part of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The theme for the essay is “The Second Amendment to the Constitution: Why it is important to our nation.”

Essays will be judged in two categories: Senior (grades 10-12) and Junior (grades 9 and below), with separate prizes awarded to the winners in each category. First prizes are $1,000 in U.S. Savings Bonds; second prizes, $600 in Savings Bonds; third prizes, $200 in Savings Bonds; and honorable mention, $100 in Savings Bonds.

The entry deadline for this contest is December 1, 2012. Essay contest winners will be selected by the NRACRDF and notified in early 2013. Winners will have their names published in InSights, and one of the Official Journals.

The contest is open to all students enrolled, or who will be enrolled, in an elementary, junior high or high school during the 2012-2013 academic year, or homeschooled students in an equivalent grade level, who have not previously received a prize in the senior category. A previous winner in the junior category, who is now eligible for the senior category, may submit an entry.

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