Graton Constitutional Essay Contest—2014
The subject of the 2014 competition is:
Any regularly enrolled undergraduate student may enter the contest. The essay responding to the question above must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Administrative Assistant, Department of Political Science, 229 North Stevens Hall, no later than Friday, April 18, 2014, by 12:00 noon.
The essays must be between 2000 and 5000 words in length, and must be a polished work. Adherence to the Style Manual for Political Science, APA, or other standard style reference is highly encouraged. A complete bibliography must accompany the essay, and proper citation must be followed throughout. The title page should contain only the title of the essay and the date. A separate cover page should contain the title, date, and student’s name and mailing address. The committee does not return essays submitted; students are advised to make a copy of their work before submission. The committee reserves the right to make no awards in a given year.
- Attention to constitutional and legal issues
- Political and historical significance
- Logic and clarity of presentation
- Neatness and form
- Use of proper style and references in a form generally recognized in the social sciences
Questions about the contest may be directed to Timothy Cole, Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Science, phone 581-3844, and “Timothy Cole” on FirstClass.
Paper copies of this announcement are available in the office of the Administrative Assistant, Department of Political Science.