Monday, May 11, 2009

Alcohol Policy; Novmeber 18, 2009; $5,000-$2,500-$1,000

After receipt of a letter dated May 1, 2009, this notice is taken in its entirety from the originating notice at

2009 Essay Contest Topic Announced: "State regulation of alcohol is Important because..."

The Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) is proud to announce the launch of its second annual national essay contest. The contest is intended to foster debate, analysis and examination of the effect of state alcohol regulation. The theme of this year’s contest is: “State Regulation of Alcohol is important because…”

Essays can focus on any aspect of state alcohol regulation including legal analysis, law enforcement perspective, tax collection, public health and other relevant topics. The top three winning entries will receive prizes of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000 respectively. The deadline for submission is November 15, 2009, and winners will be announced in early December.

Rules & Regulations

Entry Form

Read essays from last year's winners:

1st Place: Andy Herrold, Pennsylvania

2nd Place: Dr. Stephen Bertman, Michigan

3rd Place: Tony Pizur, Massachusetts


Photo (The Legal Writing Competitions blog editor enjoys the smallish town references to "the" smoke and "the" school) (and the editor admires Will Simpson's photography as well as his generosity in sharing it)
Description: These shots where taken at sunset with the sun behind the cloud of smoke from the School Fire.
Photographer: Will Simpson
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Keywords: wheat, smoke