The Stossel in the Classroom 2022-23 student essay and video contests are here—offering $25,000 in cash prizes for students & teachers!

The essay and video contests are open to secondary schoolers and undergrads can participate in the video contest. Students can choose from multiple topics, including:

  • The American Constitution in our livesThe U.S. Constitution is often called “the law of the land.” Many people question the meaning of parts of the Constitution and Supreme Court decisions often lead some to question the value and relevance of the Constitution today. Several recent Supreme Court decisions have led to protests and have added to the political strife the United States faces.How does the Constitution affect us on a day-to-day basis? Does it need to be amended? If yes, what amendments should be made? If no, what’s your argument for not amending it?
  • Inflation: Root Causes and Community Impact – Inflation has been in the headlines for the past few months. Prices of rent, food, gas, transportation, and other essentials have increased. Economic and government policy experts disagree about the causes of our current inflation.Explain what inflation is, how inflation erodes purchasing power, who hurts the most from it, and what caused the inflation we currently face. If you have seen your family or community impacted, we encourage you to include personal examples that support your position.
  • Economics in the wild!Economics isn’t just a subject taught in the classroom. It’s all around us, part of our daily lives. We can see economic concepts, such as supply/demand, scarcity, trade, opportunity cost, and others, at home, in laws passed and enforced by governments, and in innovations.What economic activities do you see in your daily life? Document one or more real-life examples of economics in action and use those examples to illustrate economic concepts in an engaging and interesting way. How do the examples and concepts apply to your life?

Deadline is March 31, 2023, but don’t wait. Good essays and videos take time.  

About the Contests:

  • Essay Contest: Write a 500 to 1,000 word essay
  • Video Contest: Produce a 1- to 3-minute video

Full details and submission form can he found here.

With two engaging contests and valuable awards available for students and teachers—it can be win-win all the way around! Good luck!

The American Consortium for Equity in Education, publisher of the "Equity & Access" journal, celebrates and connects the educators, associations, community partners and industry leaders who are working to solve problems and create a more equitable environment for historically underserved pre K-12 students throughout the United States.

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