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Acton Scholars 2023 Essay Competition

Now Open for Submissions!

Deadline september 15, 2023


Acton Scholars are changing our approach for this year’s essay contest. No more questions. What you write is up to YOU.

Have a yearning to test your powers of communication through writing? Do you have something to say about our world? Is there some historical wrong you want to right? Have some profound philosophical questions you wish to explore? Send your essay for assessment for the Acton Scholars 2023 Critical Essay Contest.


Write a critical essay on any topics, between 1,000-3,000 words.


The submission window is currently open and will close at 11:59 PM EST on September 15, 2023. Students must submit within this submission period to have their essays considered.

Students must fill out the submission form here. Be sure to upload your essay in PDFs.


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