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THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 40, July 9, 1998

Students Defend Their Individual Rights!!!

Announcing: Winners of the second
annual Liberty Round Table Essay Contest

By Don L. Tiggre
don-tiggre@utah-inter.net

Special to The Libertarian Enterprise

         Two thousand dollars in prizes were announced Saturday, July 4, the awards going to students across America and around the world. The Liberty Round Table, a not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting freedom, sponsors an annual essay competition to encourage and enable students to learn about and stand up for their rights. The topic for 1998 was "Defending my Individual Rights" and first prizes were awarded in the amounts of $750 for the 18-21 age group, $500 for the 13-17 age group, and $150 for the 0-12 age group. Other prizes were announced as well.

         The 1998 first place winners are: Jason Mahoney, of Boston, MA (18-21), Krissi Pulliam, of San Jose, CA (13-17), and Rylla Cathryn Smith, of Fort Collins, CO (0-12).

         Second place winners are: Josh Mercer, of Hillsdale, MI (18-21), Kimberly Martin, of Louisville, KY (13-17), and Arron Powell, of Memphis, TN (0-12).

         "Hobbit Kudos" (and $100) go to Kevin El-Hayek, of Cambridge, MA, for the most humorous entry. Honorable mentions go to: Chris Cathcart, of Spokane, WA (18-21), Alberto Mingardi, of Lecco, Italy (13-17), and Nowlen Cifuentes, of Moreno Valley, CA (0-12).

         To reiterate:

1st Prizes:

         $750 for Best Essay from an 18 - 21 year old:
                  Jason Mahoney: Untitled

         $500 for Best Essay from a 13 - 17 year old:
                  Krissi Pulliam: Untitled

         $150 for Best Essay from a 0 - 12 year old:
                  Rylla Cathryn Smith: "Defending my Individual Rights"

2nd Prizes:

         $200 for an 18 - 21 year old:
                  Josh Mercer: "Liberty, With Two Legs on Which to Stand"

         $150 for a 13 - 17 year old:
                  Kimberly Martin: "Mad as I Wanna Be"

         $75 for a 0 - 12 year old:
                  Arron Powell: "Problems and Solutions for Defending my Rights"

Honorable Mentions ($25):

         18 - 21 years:
                  Chris Cathcart: "Moral Foundations of Libertarian Rights"

         13 - 17 years:
                  Alberto Mingardi: "Defending my Individual Rights"

         0 - 12 years:
                  Nolwen Cifuentes: "Equality with Adults and Children"

         "Hobbit Kudos" for the most humorous entry ($100):
                  Kevin El-Hayek

         "DLT Kudos" (personal favorites -- no cash prize): Kristina Haines, Micah Hawkinson, John Hilton, Olga Kats, Corinne S. Low, Amanda Nelsen, Nick Ness, Gabe Page, Karianne Salisbury, Graham Sattler, Katherine Simmons, Christina L. Townsend, Russell Weiss, and Aaron Zimmerman & Luke Goble.

         The Liberty Round Table annual essay contest is an effort to inform and empower young people regarding rights theory and the freedom philosophy. Thanks to the internet, LRT essay contests are open to young people around the world and are part of the LRT's "Green Ribbon Campaign" for individual freedom.

         Just as web-masters of sites that oppose censorship on the internet have placed blue ribbons on their web-pages, the Liberty Round Table is urging people everywhere to place a green ribbon on their web-pages, signifying opposition to the trampling of individual rights and freedoms, such as those recognized by the U.S. Bill of Rights.

         For more information about this contest, the 1999 open topic essay contest, and the Green Ribbon Campaign, please contact the Liberty Round Table at:

                   LIBERTY ROUND TABLE
                   1101 Main Street, #104-254
                   Evanston, WY 82930
                   http://www.lrt.org
                   e-mail: don-tiggre@utah-inter.net
                   Tel: 307-789-3300

         Congratulations Winners!!!


"Don L. Tiggre", founder of the Liberty Round Table (1101 Main Street, #104-254 Evanston, WY 82930) urges Libertarian Enterprise readers to "Do Freedom!!!" -- and check out VIRTUAL-CON 1: Science-Fiction and Freedom-Lover's convention on-line, at http://home.lrt.org


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