Month: April 2018

Liberty Magazine and Founders’ First Freedom High School and College Writing Contest

Introducing the “Founders’ First Freedom” high school and college writing contest!

Contest description:  Short essay, less than 1,200 words on the question:

“Is religious liberty a universal human right? Discuss the meaning of this term as it is understood in a culture, country, or intellectual tradition different from your own.”


First place winner in each category (College and High School) receives $750. Second place winner in each category receives $500.


Winners and finalist essays may be published in Liberty or on the Liberty Magazine and/or Founders’ First Freedom websites.




E-mailed or postmarked by September 1, 2018


You may enter using e-mail to essaycontest@foundersfirstfreedom.org or mail to:

Founders’ First Freedom
PO Box 571302
Tarzana, CA 91357

Include:  Name, e-mail address, high school or college, year in school, and word count.

Winners will be announced in the January / February 2019 issue of Liberty.

All entries must be unpublished and 1,200 words or less. Works must be submitted in English. The work must be your original work and you must own the rights to the essay (cannot have previously sold it or use copyrighted material without permission).

The author (you) will retain all rights to the essay, and will grant the contest sponsor the right to publish in print, on the contest web page, Facebook, and/or in other essay collections.

Only one entry per person is allowed.

The decisions of the judges are final.

Every effort will be made to make the contest fair and unbiased. Immediate family members (children and siblings) of the finalist judges are not permitted to be winners.

Further information will be available at FoundersFirstFreedom.org


Founders’ First Freedom is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating the public about issues involving liberty of conscience.



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