This is the third in a series of three posts previewing STAND’s upcoming national campaigns for the fall of 2012.
Fall 2012 Essay Contest
In order to promote student thought leadership on atrocity prevention policy, STAND will offer $500 prizes for the best 1000- to 1500-word essays on the following prompt: "Pick an ongoing mass atrocity event anywhere in the world. Explain why it is important for the United States to address this instance of mass atrocities, and describe specific ways in which U.S. policy could contribute to mitigating the atrocities."
Two prizes will be awarded, one in the high school category, and one in the college category. Submissions are due Sunday, November 4, at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. The STAND Managing Committee will choose finalist essays. From these, the winning essay in each category will be chosen by Ken Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch. In addition to the monetary prize received by the two winners, all finalists will receive a letter of recognition and be offered the opportunity to have their essays featured on the STAND blog.