As part of the Center for European Studies’ third annual Europe Week celebration on April 9-15, CES is hosting an EU Today Essay Contest. High school and college students, teachers, faculty members, business and non-business professional and all other community members are invited to share their thoughts on the importance of transatlantic relations.
Essays should be 1,000 words minimum, double-spaced and formatted with 12 point font. Essays will be judged based on originality, clarity, quality of the writing and ability to convey their thoughts and perspectives on the EU. Writers may choose to answer one of three prompts:
- What does the EU do for its citizens?
- Why does the EU matter?
- What is the most critical issue facing the EU today and why?
The deadline for submission is March 11 at 11:59 pm. Submit essays here.
One winner and two runners-up will receive gift certificates from Flyleaf Books and winning essays will be featured at a reception during Europe Week. In addition, CES will feature winning essays on their website and blog.
Writers are encouraged to consider the EU Commission’s Europe 2020 strategy that outlines critical goals for Europe’s future.