2017 Essay Contest 

"Conservatism's Constitutional Moment"

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Winners will be announced June 1, 2017.

$1,000, a Kindle preloaded with 50 conservative classics, and publication of essay in the Intercollegiate Review

$500 and a Kindle preloaded with 50 conservative classics

$250 and a Kindle preloaded with 50 conservative classics

2 honorable mentions will receive a Kindle preloaded with 50 conservative classics

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Honorable Mentions

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Lewis & Clark College | Portland, Oregon | August 5–11

Each year we host an essay contest that seeks to highlight the reflections and writings of young conservative thinkers. 

This year you're invited to write a 1500-to-2000-word essay in response to Greg Weiner's article "Conservatism's Constitutional Moment." You will receive the essay and question prompts after registering for the essay contest. The first-place winner will receive $1,000 and a Kindle preloaded with 50 conservative classics. Plus, the winning essay will be published in the Intercollegiate Review. All prizes are listed below.

Join us as we grapple with an important topic! Register by April 1, 2017. 

"One of the most formational intellectual experiences I've ever had." 

Aurora Griffin, ISI Honors Scholar, Rhodes Scholar

"One of the most formational intellectual experiences I've ever had."

Aurora Griffin, ISI Honors Scholar, Rhodes Scholar

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