Monday, November 3, 2014

Essay Competition: Center for Alcohol Policy

Center for Alcoholic Policy Essay Contest 

The contest topic is: As states contemplate the legalization of prohibited products, like marijuana, what are some lessons policymakers and regulators can learn from the movement to end alcohol Prohibition in the 1930s. 

Format and Content 

For this essay contest, a wide range of essay formats are eligible and encouraged. These can be formal law review article submissions or nonacademic essays. Any form of citations is acceptable as long as one form is consistent throughout the essay. 

The essay should be submitted double spaced with at least 12-point font in Times New Roman format and should not exceed 25 pages in length, exclusive of endnotes. Submissions that have been published previously or accepted for publication may be considered only if the author has secured consent from the other journal for the Center for Alcohol Policy to post the winning publication on its website with an appropriate note about the other publication. All entries become the property of the Center for Alcohol Policy. 


Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners in the amount of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000 respectively. The award will be provided when essay contest winners are announced. The winning essays will be posted indefinitely to the Center for Alcohol Policy website and attempts to further highlight these winning entries will be undertaken. 


Essay submissions and the required Essay Contest Entry Form must be received by November 17, 2014, 5:30 p.m. EST. Essays postmarked/emailed after this deadline will not be considered. Entries may be emailed to:

essayATcenterforalcoholpolicyDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

or mailed as a hard copy to: 

Center for Alcohol Policy 
Attn: Essay Contest 
1101 King St, Suite 600-A 
Alexandria, VA 22314

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