Free Expression Essay Contest for College Students: Winner Gets $2,000 November 3, 2009

Free Expression Essay Contest for College Students: Winner Gets $2,000

The Campaign for Free Expression (a part of the Center For Inquiry, and along with the Council for Secular Humanism) is holding an essay contest to promote it’s beliefs on “the right of individuals to express their viewpoints, opinions, and beliefs about all subjects — especially religion.”

You must be a college student. Winner gets $2,000. The deadline in January 5th, 2010.

The topic: The Importance of Free Expression and Its Limits (If Any).

Each entry must address the question of what limits national governments or recognized international bodies, such as the United Nations, may justifiably place on free expression.

All the information is here.

Good luck! And when you win, feel free to send me a cut of the money 🙂


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  • Miko

    Political tags – such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth – are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want [other] people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.
    — Robert A. Heinlein

    While free expression is important for its own sake, it’s more fundamental to realize that no one person or group of persons could justly acquire the right to curtail the free expression of any other person in any way, by any means whatsoever.

  • Dave B.

    I find it a bit off-putting that they require that all submissions be in the closed Microsoft Word format.