This year we are asking students in grades 9-12 to personalize their essays while encouraging them to expand their understanding of citizenship beyond an abstract concept, envisioning it as knowledge and actions inspired by America’s founding principles.
The specific essay prompt this year is: “What are essential qualities of a citizen in your community in 21st century America?”
Students can find contest details, including rules and instructions on how to submit an essay on the website.
We look forward to hearing from your students about what citizenship looks like in their communities!
Education Program Manager
Bill of Rights Institute