Have you ever been disqualified from a discussion because of your conservative principles? The 2017 Essay Contest will open in September. Check back for updates. 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.