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Centre For Alcohol Policy 2014 Essay Contest

Centre For Alcohol Policy 2014 Essay Contest

The Center for Alcohol Policy is sponsoring a writing contest for all interested participants who are over the age of 18 as of November 2014.

Topic

As states contemplate the legalization of prohibited products, like marijuana, what are some lessons policymakers and regulators can learn from the movement to end alcohol Prohibition in the 1930s?

Organizer

Centre For Alcohol Policy

Centre For Alcohol Policy 2014 Essay Contest

Prizes

Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners in the amount of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000 respectively. The award will be provided when essay contest winners are announced.

Deadline

17 November, 2014, 5:30 p.m. EST.

Guidelines

  • The winning essays will be posted indefinitely to the Center for Alcohol Policy website and attempts to further highlight these winning entries will be undertaken.
  • Entries may be emailed to essay@centerforalcoholpolicy.org or mailed as a hard copy to:

Center for Alcohol Policy Attn: Essay Contest

1101 King St, Suite 600-A Alexandria, VA 22314

  • The contest is open to all persons over the age of 18 as of November 2014.
  • Students, academics, practicing attorneys, policymakers and members of the general public are encouraged to submit essays. No relatives of individuals working for the Center for Alcohol Policy, its leadership or contest judges are eligible to submit entries for this contest.
  • Any interested person working for a government entity must certify their ability to enter and win this contest prior to submitting an essay and comply with appropriate ethics laws.
  • For this essay contest, a wide range of essay formats are eligible and encouraged. These can be formal law review article submissions or nonacademic essays. Any form of citations is acceptable as long as one form is consistent throughout the essay.
  • The essay should be submitted double spaced with at least 12-point font in Times New Roman format and should not exceed 25 pages in length, exclusive of endnotes.
  • Submissions that have been published previously or accepted for publication may be considered only if the author has secured consent from the other journal for the Center for Alcohol Policy to post the winning publication on its website with an appropriate note about the other publication.
  • All entries become the property of the Center for Alcohol Policy.
  • All submissions will go through an initial screening process. All eligible submissions will be reviewed by three screening judges. Finalists from this process then will be given to a panel of judges who will judge each essay on its analysis of the question, the depth of this analysis, the readiness of the essay for publication, the quality of the writing, the originality of the topic and the analysis used, the thoroughness of the research and its overall ability to creatively and effectively describe what policymakers and regulators can learn from the movement to end alcohol Prohibition.
  • Winners will be announced in early 2015.

Inquiries

For additional information, please feel free to contact the Center for Alcohol Policy at (703) 519-3090.

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