NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Youth Essay Contest

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NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Youth Essay Contest

Applications are open for the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Youth Essay Contest sponsored by the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund. This competition is open to all students enrolled, or who will be enrolled, in an elementary, junior high, or high school during the 2018-2019 academic year.

The theme of the essay is “What Does The Second Amendment Mean to You?”. Separate cash prizes awarded to the winners in each category. First place cash prizes are $1,000, $600 for second place, $200 for third place, and $100 for fourth place.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • The contest is open to all students enrolled, or who will be enrolled, in an elementary, junior high, or high school during the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Including homeschooled students in an equivalent grade level, who have not previously received a prize in their category.
  • For example, a previous winner in the junior category, who is now eligible for the senior category, may submit an entry.

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To apply, the applicants must download the application form and submit to
NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund,
Office of General Counsel,
11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 267-1250

Rules:

  • All essays should be about 1,000 words, neat, and legible (double-spaced, typed preferred).
  • The fund historically receives a large number of entries and the contest is highly competitive.
  • Include your name, age, address, telephone number, school, and grade as well as a statement from a teacher or parent certifying that the essay is your original work.

Benefits:

Essays will be judged in two categories: Senior (grades 9-12) and junior (grades 8 and below), with separate cash prizes awarded to the winners in each category.

  • First place cash prizes are $1,000,
  • $600 for second place
  • $200 for third place, and
  • $100 for fourth place.

Application Deadline:

The deadline for the Youth Essay Contest is December 31.

Apply Now

Call (703) 267-1250 if you have any questions.

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