For 2016-17, entrants will be writing a 750-1,500 word essay, answering the question: You have the entire country’s attention for one hour. What would you say?
Essays will be evaluated by an independent panel of local judges, with more attention paid to creativity, clarity and originality than mechanical or grammatical proficiency.
Application deadline: January 31, 2017
Winners will be announced: May 2017
Interested high school seniors must complete an application online at www.lmcu.org. Questions or concerns can be directed to LMCU’s Matt Cook, Assistant V.P. of Community Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org.