Enter the Civil Discourse Essay Contest for $1,000!

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is inviting current CofC students to participate in the Fall 2023 Civil Discourse Essay Contest!

The Contest: Write a 750-word essay responding to the prompt, “What does healthy public conflict look and sound like in a democracy?” Essays will be judged by the coherence of the argument, the quality of examples and evidence used, and the vividness of the writing. All essays will be checked by AI detection software.

The Prize: Sponsored by a generous gift from the Rusovich family, the student who writes the winning essay will receive $1,000.

To Enter: Email your completed essay in a PDF file to hss@cofc.edu by December 1st, 2023.