Federal Tax Law 20-30 pages; January 15, 2010 deadline; $2,000 plus travel to D.C. in March 2010
From the pdf flyer sent to law school deans (images of the pdf flyer appear at the bottom of this post):
Papers must be a minimum of twenty pages and a maximum of thirty pages (double spaced, twelvepoint font, and one-inch margins) and must be postmarked or e-mailed by January 15, 2010. Additionally, each student must sign and return the attached warranty (a .pdf copy by e-mail is acceptable). If mailing submissions, please use the following address:
Federal Bar Association
Section on Taxation
Attn: Writing Competition
1220 N. Fillmore Street, Suite 444
Arlington, VA 22201
If e-mailing submissions, please e-mail to Adrienne Woolley at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Writing Competition.”
Two winning papers will be selected by the Officers of the Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation.
The 2009 winners are posted on the Federal Bar Association's Section on Taxation's web site. Below appears the information about the honorable mention from 2009:
Tax Writing Contest**
2009 Writing Competition Results
The FBA Section on Taxation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 Writing Competition. This year there were three papers of very high quality, and the judges added an Honorable Mention category.
Honorable Mention is awarded to William Joseph Mills, a third-year student at the University of Illinois in Champaign. Mr. Mill's paper entitled, "Inspiring Green Car Sales: What Deserves the Credit" provides an insightful look at whether tax credits for green cars have a positive impact on sales. He concludes that other factors, such as gas prices and car quality, have a larger impact than tax credits. Mr. Mills will receive a $350 prize and a commemorative plaque.
Honorable Mention winning paper
Image: U.S. Constitution, from Wikipedia