Deadline for Submission is January 7, 2012!
John F. Kennedy described eight U.S. elected officials who demonstrated political courage ~ Here's YOUR chance to write a new profile in courage. Winner receives $10,000! Second-place winner receives $1,000 with up to five finalists receiving $500 each.
Write an original and creative essay of 1,000 words or less that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected offical who served during or after 1956. the essay may focus on an issue at the local, state, national or interanationl level.
The contest is sponsored by The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation for students in grades nine through twelve. Find out more information about this event at the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation website. Make sure to read all guidelines before submitting your essay.