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Constitution Day Essay Contest

Tell us why you think people should learn more about the United States Constitution.
CONTEST DEADLINE: Monday, September 18 @ 5 p.m.

Contest Details

Constitution Day Form

Most people do not spend much time thinking about the United States Constitution. Nor do they have much knowledge about its contents.

Write an essay on the importance of the Constitution and why people should learn more about it, including its history and its contents.

Essay length: Approximately 1,700 words

Deadline: Monday. September 18, 5 p.m.


Winners will be announced on September 26 at the Constitution Day Lecture/University Forum with Akhil Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale, at 11 a.m. in the Marriott Center

Wheatley Institute

Award prizes are funded by the Wheatley Institute at BYU, which engages students, scholars, thought leaders, and the public in research-supported work that fortifies the core institutions of the family, religion, and constitutional government