National Foundation for Women Legislators/NRA Bill of Rights Essay Contest
Essay Topic: The Impact of the First Amendment on Women Leaders and Social Media
This year, the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) and the National Rifle Association (NRA) are sponsoring the annual nationwide Bill of Rights Essay Contest. The focus this year will be on describing the rise of social media and what it means for the future of democracy and the interaction between citizens and both women candidates and elected women leaders. The deadline for submission is June 3rd after which an NFWL/NRA joint committee will judge each essay and the seven award recipients will be chosen.
If you are a female High School junior or senior, you are eligible to participate. The seven contest winners will receive: (1) a $3,000 unrestricted scholarship to use towards college tuition at any U.S. college or university; and (2) an all-expense-paid trip to NFWL's Annual Conference, taking place in August at the Marriott in Downtown Des, Moines, Iowa. Here you will meet women lawmakers from across the United States, learn about public policy, and establish relationships that often grow into mentoring opportunities.
For additional questions or for more information please contact Crystal Adkisson, NFWL Deputy Director of Programming & Operations by email Crystal_Adkisson@womenlegislators.org or phone (202) 293-3040 ext. 1005.