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Make your voice heard and win up to $1,000 by participating in our essay contest!

Have you ever been disqualified from a discussion because of your conservative principles? Make your voice heard by participating in our annual essay contest for the chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. Second place winners will receive a scholarship of $500. The contest is open to high school seniors and college students. You must be a high school student or currently enrolled in an undergraduate institution in the United States at the time of entry and you must be enrolled at or awaiting acceptance to an undergraduate institution for the fall, 2017 semester. Previous prompts have included what you would discuss if you had the chance to sit down with the next president of the United States and the effect of trigger warning on college campuses. Sign up for our newsletter to stay tuned for updates about the upcoming 2017 Essay Contest. 

Meet Sarah Dezelin, Winner of the 2016 NeW Essay Contest!

For the 2016 Essay Contest, first place winner Sarah Dezelin from the University of Connecticut discussed policies she would like the president to address. She stated in her essay, “To truly fix issues regarding unemployment and money management, we must fix the mindset of the people and reteach the work ethic that once was The...

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Meet Rachel Landsman, Winner of the 2015 NeW Essay Contest!

Rachel Landsman of Rice University and winner of the 2015 Essay Contest wrote about detrimental effects of trigger warnings, microaggressions, and safe spaces on college campuses as discussed in the article The Coddling of the American Mind. Rachel wrote, “The debate is not over. My liberal peers must learn to defend their ideas just as I, as a conservative,...

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Meet Mallory Carr, Winner of the 2014 NeW Essay Contest!

2014 Essay Contest Winner Mallory Carr from Georgetown University addressed how college campuses have shut down conservative commencement speakers, like Condoleezza Rice. She wrote, “College campuses, due to their insularity, have become more and more repressive of views differing from the approved script. As long as conservative women continue to prove themselves independent and...

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