Students Defend Their Individual Rights!!!
Announcing: Winners of the second
annual Liberty Round Table Essay Contest
By Don L. Tiggre
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).
$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"
$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):
"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
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
"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