First Freedom Student Competition 2013/2014
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next school year’s First Freedom Student Competition!
The First Freedom Student Competition is
a first-semester national essay and video contest. It offers high-school students
an opportunity to compete for $2,500 awards as they examine the history and current-day
relevance of religious freedom, and then, by written essay or video production,
present their evaluation. The competition is open to students in the United
States and U.S. territories, and to American schools and American home-schooled
students worldwide. We invite 9th - 12th grade students at all levels of academic
placement to participate.
The right to religious freedom is set forth in constitutional and international
human-rights law. Today’s youth play an important role in upholding
and strengthening this liberty; therefore, the First Freedom Student Competition
has been developed to:
- Help high-school students better understand religious freedom - its
history and current significance;
- Encourage high-school students to explore their individual and civic
rights to and responsibilities for religious freedom;
- Engage high-school teachers and students in the study of American history
and the First Amendment; and
Challenge high-school students to strengthen their analytic writing and media skills.
The online student registration deadline is Monday, November 18, 2013.
The postmark deadline for mailing the entry and its accompanying materials
is the following Monday, November 25, 2013. (Click on the yellow buttons above for the topic,
guidelines, and other important details.)