Twelfth grade students across the state of Arkansas are welcome to participate in an essay competition on the Federalist Papers.
Students must submit 4 to 8 page papers on any topic relating to the Federalist or Anti-Federalist Papers.
Two essays will be selected as winning essays and each winner will receive $500.
Successful essays will likely include the following criteria:
- Comprehension of the Federalist and Anti-federalist papers
- Historical accuracy
- Quality of Analysis
- Reference to contemporary issues
- Style (spelling, grammar, syntax, vocabulary, etc.)
Essays will be accepted between October 1, 2022, and December 1, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Essays must be emailed to . Winning essays will be selected by December 31, 2022. Winners will be notified by January 5, 2023.
Please include your name, age, hometown and school name on your cover sheet. We look forward to reading your essays!