Constitution Day Essay Contest

Submitted by rmorgan12 on Mon, 08/27/2018 - 09:54

Constitution Day Essay Contest

Prize $100 for the winning essay

The essay topic is:

One of the most revered guarantees of our Constitution is the First Amendment's "Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Assembly."   However, these rights are currently under siege, including on many college campuses. Are "Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Assembly" absolute? If not, who draws the line, and how? 

The essay requirements are:

  • The essay should be no more than 1600-2000 words in length.
  • Times New Roman or Arial font, size 12 and double spaced.
  • Include a minimum of three recent citations (5 years old or less) to support your argument. 
  • The title of your essay must reflect your answer to the topic question.
  • Your citations must be in MLA format.
  • You must include a Works Cited page.

To enter your essay in the contest this is what you need to do:

Write your essay – you need to complete the essay by Tuesday, September 11th at 11:59p.m.

  • Go to if you don’t have a Turnitin account, use your AVC email address to create one.
  • Log in to Turnitin.  The Class ID for the essay is: 18798195
  • The enrollment password is: Marauder (the password is case sensitive).
  • Click on Constitution Day Essay and upload your paper. 

The essays will be evaluated by the History and Political Science faculty and a winner will be chosen.  The winner will be on Monday, September 17.  President Ed Knudson will present the award to the winning essay.


Last updated: August 27, 2018