The Freedom From Religion Foundation just announced their 2010 essay competition topics.
Anyone can enter and the prize money is pretty sweet.
Each first-place winner gets $2,000; second-place gets $1,000; third-place gets $500; and it goes from there.
College-bound high school seniors are asked to write on the topics of either “The Harm of Religion” or “The Harm of Religion to Women.” Entrants may write about the harm of religion from a historical, psychological or topical perspective or about the harm of religion to women — why women need freedom from religion.
Currently enrolled college students under age 25 are eligible for the college essay competition and are asked to write on one of three topics: “Why I Am an Atheist/Agnostic/Unbeliever,” “Grow ing Up a Freethinker” or “Rejecting Religion.” They may use a personal (biographical) or philosophical app roach, or describe why they choose reason over faith. Experiences in rejecting religion in a religious society may be included. (Make the case for being a nontheist in a persuasive essay.)
Graduate students, or currently enrolled college students age 25 or older, who are enrolled in a North American college or university through at least December 2010 are eligible for the new mature/graduate student essay competition. The topic of the debut competition: “Why We Need to Get God Out of Government, or Keep Religion Out of Politics.”
Now, go win!
I’m only asking for 15% of your earnings.