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The National Center for Policy Analysis and Debate Central are happy to announce the 2015-2016 Young Patriots Essay Contest, Sponsored by Copart. Entrants have the opportunity to showcase their writing skills and compete for $9,000 in scholarship money.


The Young Patriots Essay Contest is designed to challenge middle and high school students to creatively engage with public policy and current events through the art of writing. We assign a controversial topic each year, and THREE winners are chosen to receive a scholarship out of hundreds of essay submissions.


Click Here to Get the Topic & Entry Instructions


Kevin Young Patriots scholarship award

Last year’s first place contest winner receiving his scholarship award.




  1. Angel Lopez says:

    how do we know who will win the competition ?

    • Rachel Stevens says:

      The winners will be notified directly in February, and shortly thereafter they’ll be announced publically.

  2. Danielle Azu says:

    I did not receive a confirmation email but i submitted the essay. Is there a way I can find out if it has been sent?

  3. Areum Chung says:

    Have the winners been notified yet, will they be notified by mail or e-mail. Also, when will the results be announced publically.

  4. AudreyGail Johnson says:

    Have the winners been notified?

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