Announcing: The Third Annual Liberty Round Table Essay Contest
On the topic of your choice (suggestions below)!
By Don L. Tiggre
Special to The Libertarian Enterprise
$750 for the best essay from an entrant aged 19 to 21
$500 for the best essay from an entrant aged 16 to 18
$300 for the best essay from an entrant aged 13 to 15
$200 for the best essay from an entrant aged 10 to 12
$100 for the best essay from an entrant aged 0 to 9
$150 for the best essay from an entrant aged 19 to 21
$125 for the best essay from an entrant aged 16 to 18
$100 for the best essay from an entrant aged 13 to 15
$75 for the best essay from an entrant aged 10 to 12
$50 for the best essay from an entrant aged 0 to 9
$25 in each level (younger entrants may compete in higher levels).
"Hobbit Kudos" (most humorous entry in whole contest): $100
"DLT Kudos" (personal favorites): no cash prize
Deadline for entries: March 1, 1999
Prizes Awarded: May 1, 1999
It is vitally important that young people of all cultures around
the world understand the nature of freedom, individual rights, and
responsibility. Sadly, these critical ideas seem to have fallen out
of fashion in modern public "education" and few young people anywhere
understand them thoroughly.
It is no surprise then that -- even though they may feel an
indignation they cannot explain at curfews, dress codes, mandatory
"volunteerism," compulsory military service, and a host of other
violations -- young people are often the most docile victims of state
All of these aggressions against young people make for good essay
topics. Here are some more: should school attendance be compulsory?
What is freedom? What are rights? What is adulthood? When should
one be considered an adult? Should there be an age limit on the right
to keep and bear arms (or on drinking, smoking, driving cars, etc.)?
What is the relationship between freedom and happiness? What is the
relationship between freedom and responsibility? Who is really free?
Is it right for schools to suspend children's rights?
This is your chance let people know that you can and will stand up
It is time to pick up your pen and fight!!!
For more information on this contest, including complete rules and
the results of our last contest (on "Defending My individual Rights"),
interested persons should point their World Wide Web browsers at:
http://www.lrt.org and go to the contest pages.
Alternatively, persons with internet access can e-mail Don L.
Tiggre (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Hard-copy information is available by writing (include SASE) to:
Don L. Tiggre
c/o The Liberty Round Table
1101 Main Street, #104-254
Evanston, WY 82930