National Peace Essay Contest 2014
The National Peace Essay Contest is currently being offered by the United States Institute of Peace to high school students.
State-level selection categories include the fifty U.S. states, Washington, D.C., U.S. Territories, and American students
abroad. First place state-level winners compete for national awards. Awards will be distributed as follows:
1 National award, first place: $10,000
1 National award, second place: $5,000
1 National award, third place: $2,500
53 State awards, first place: $1,000 each
National Peace Essay Contest 2013-2014 Topic and Question: Security Sector Reform, Political Transition, and Sustainable Peace
The 2014 prompt:
Transitioning to peace and democratic governance raises challenging questions about how to handle security forces. What do you do with a police force that has been trained to serve a repressive government and protect the status quo? What do you do with an army that has been fighting in a civil war? What do you do with rebel forces that may know how to fight but know very little about civilian life? Read More
For a complete guide on this essay contest, check out this page. Essays are due February 10, 2014, and are accepted online. Good luck!