In honor of the annual anniversary to celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution, the political science faculty at University of the Ozarks are sponsoring a new Constitution Day Essay Contest for Ozarks students.
Constitution Day, Sept. 17, commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 brave men on Sept. 17, 1787. The day also recognizes those who have become U.S. citizens.
The 2015 Constitution Day Essay Contest will be launched on Thursday, Sept. 17. The deadline to submit the essays is Nov. 11. The winners will be announced on Jan. 18.
"This year the political science faculty are proud to sponsor a new initiative that we hope will contribute to the educational culture of our campus community and an appreciation for the Constitution and our shared political life," said Dr. Mark Scully, assistant professor of political science. "We will hold a campus wide essay contest that challenges students to think about how the Constitution shapes the American way of life. The top three essays will receive monetary prizes. We hope that this is a great opportunity for any student interested in our political history as well as our contemporary world to delve deeper into the many ‘Blessings of Liberty’ that the Constitution has secured for so many generations."
The author of the winning essay will receive a $500 cash prize. Second place will receive $300 and third place $100. This year’s essays will be scored by a panel of three judges: U of O President Richard Dunsworth, J.D.; Arkansas 5th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney David Gibbons, J.D.; and Hillsdale College Assistant Professor of Political Science Adam Carrington, Ph.D.
The essay contest is open to all U of O students. The essays should be between 2,500 and 3,500 words.
For more information, please view the instructions using the link below or contact Professor Scully at email@example.com or Ext. 1496.
Constitution Day Essay Instructions
Topics: Political Science