Get ready to show your writing talent and win a handsome award amount for your educational purposes with the help of this Private Frontier Essay Contest. Stossel in the Classroom is actively sponsoring this wonderful competition for students who find entrepreneurship and innovation to be exciting and want to share their thoughts on these topics. Students age 12-18 residing in North America or Hawaii are encouraged to participate in this exciting contest. The prize will be varied based on the place students will get in the program. With the help of this program, Private Frontier not only wants to recognize and reward students for their writing skills and but also to know what they think about entrepreneurship and innovation.
Since, in the past few decades, entrepreneurial efforts have increased, the impact of the private sector on society and the world can easily be noticed. The private sector is progressing rapidly and doing what the government sector has not done yet. Elon Musk’s company SpaceX recently sent two aeronauts into space for two months which is the best example that entrepreneurs are making new accomplishments not only down here on earth but in space. Involvement of entrepreneurs in every industry is benefiting society and contributing to creating a better world to live in. With all these thoughts, Stossel in the Classroom has designed this wonderful contest which will provide students with free money as well as help them polish their writing skill and increase their confidence.
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|Organization||Stossel in the Classroom|
|Educational Level||Students of 12-18 age|
|Number of Awards||N/A|
|Nationality||North America and Hawaii|
|Application Deadline||March 8, 2021|
Who May Be Eligible
This contest is for students age 12-18 residing in North America or Hawaii.
How to Apply
Candidates need to fill out an online application form that requires personal information such as name, education level, email address and age etc. All the information must be correct and complete. The authenticity of the information is the responsibility of the candidates, so make sure your information is right. Any fake information can lead to disqualification.
Applicants are required to write down and send a 500-1,000 word essay. Submissions that do not meet this requirement or that exceed it will be disqualified. All essays must be the original work of the students and be based on the following topics:
- Certain endeavours were always considered a job for the government, but entrepreneurs have changed that. Consider space exploration. Elon Musk’s SpaceX recently sent two astronauts into space for two months. But it’s not just up in space that entrepreneurs are making changes. Down here on Earth, entrepreneurs are forcing us to reconsider what private enterprise might do better than the government does. Education and the Postal Service are two other examples of numerous government-run operations that might face similar challenges from private enterprise. Is this the future? Is society better served with greater involvement from entrepreneurs? If so, who pays and who profits?
The award will be distributed as fellow:
- First Place: $2,500
- Second Place: $1,000
- Third Place: $500
- 10 Finalists: $200 each
- 25 Semi-Finalists: $100 each
- 50 Honorable Mentions: $50 each
Applications will be considered until March 8, 2021. Send your application as early as possible to get the best consideration for this program.