Peace Essay Contest 2016

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The West Suburban Faith-Based Peace Coalition is once again sponsoring a Peace Essay Contest with a $1,000.00 award to the winner, $300 for the runner-up, and $100 for third place. As in the previous year’s contest, essays will have to be directed to a person who can help promote knowledge of the Kellogg-Briand Pact (KBP) and, from whom a response is expected. Essays will be judged not only on the quality of the essay but on the impact of the response. Everyone is eligible to participate; there are no restrictions regarding age or country of residence.

Topic
How Can We Obey the Law Against War?

Organizer
West Suburban Faith-based Peace Coalition

Prizes
First place: $1,000
Second place: $300
Third place: $100

Deadline
April 15, 2016

Guidelines
» Participants are required to take the following 3 steps:
» To enter the contest send a Peace Essay Request email to coordinator Frank Goetz at frankgoetz@comcast.net
» Provide your Name, Mailing Address, Email Address, Phone Number, and, if under 19, Age.
» Also, provide the Name and Position of the person or persons to whom the Essay will be directed. Your application acceptance as a contest participant will be acknowledged in an email containing your assigned 4-digit Essay Number. [If information is missing or confusing, you will be contacted by email or phone]
» In 800 words or less write your essay on: How Can We Obey the Law Against War? As soon as possible but at least by April 15, 2016 send the essay to the person named in your application and a copy to frankgoetz@comcast.net with your Essay Number in the Subject line.
» By May 15, 2016 send Essay Response documentation to frankgoetz@comcast.net with your Essay Number in the Subject line.

Some examples of impact:

1. The President agrees to explain the limitations placed on the government by KBP.
2. A member of congress supports a resolution to make August 27 a Day of Reflection.
3. The ACT or SAT administration agrees to include questions regarding KBP.
4. A newspaper includes a KBP story.
5. A school board revises its curriculum to expand KBP studies.
6. A religious leader calls for nonviolent actions.
Act now: We may have to limit the number of contestants and it takes time to get responses. We will announce the Winners at a festive event honoring the 88th Anniversary of the Kellogg-Briand Pact on August 27, 2016.

Inquiries
Contact frankgoetz@comcast.net for your inquiries.

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