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Student Essay Contest

Solutions From Those With The Most To Lose

May 1st - September 14th | Online Submissions Only

Submitted Essays are in Review

The Event

Habitually, assessments and policy development do not involve actual commentary from all that were or will be affected.  As consequence, skewed and incomplete conclusions repeatedly serve as an appalling platform to guide decisions and achieve rational outcomes.


In an effort to provide and stimulate voice to those who are most affected by the actions of others, the 100 Black Men of Madison initiates, the youth essay contest, "Solutions From Those With The Most To Lose."


Students are asked to choose one stated topic, see below and write an essay of at least 1,000 words (but should not to exceed 1,250).

This contest will begin 10 May and close 14 September. Entries will be submitted on line. And all area high school and middle school students are eligible.


The top essays from each high school will advance to the final round of judging that will determine 1st through 3rd place, and honorable mentions. Essays must be the original work of the submitting student.


All decisions of the judges are final.


Cash awards of $500 for first place, $400 for second place, $300 for third place and $100 for honorable mentions.


All submitted essays will become the property of the 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. and will not be returned. Selected essays will be published in the Journal, "Solutions From Those With The Most To Lose."

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