The Profile in Courage Essay Contest invites United States high school students to consider the concept of political courage by writing an essay on a U.S. elected official who has chosen to do what is right, rather than what is expedient. A “Profile in Courage” essay is a carefully researched recounting of a story: the story of how an elected official risked his or her career to take a stand based on the dictates of conscience, rather than the dictates of polls, interest groups or even constituents. The contest challenges high school students to discover new profiles in courage, and to therefore research and write about acts of political courage that occurred after the publication of Kennedy's in 1956.
The JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest is a national competition for high school students that is sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and John Hancock Financial. The author of the winning entry receives $10,000! The deadline to enter is Saturday, January 7, 2012. Read the info below and visit the for writing tips, examples & contest guidelines.
Jfk Profile In Courage Essay Contest