Writing Competitions

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PLEASE NOTE: The competitions on this page are not administered by Washburn University or its School of Law. The organizations offering these awards are outside entities that privately support the competitions with their own funding. Applicants apply directly to the sponsoring organization, not Washburn University or its School of Law.

ASECA Securities Law Writing Competition
Deadline: Thursday, 11/10/2016
Award: 1st Place - $5,000; 2nd Place - $3,000; 3rd Place - $2,000
Website: www.secalumni.org
SPONSOR: Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni, Inc. (ASECA).

TOPIC: Any subject in the field of securities Law.

FORMAT & REQUIREMENTS: (1) All submissions must include author's name and contact information, including e-mail, postal address, telephone number, law school, and year of anticipated graduation; (2) Co-authored papers are not eligible.

Mitzi Moore
ASECA Executive Director
Phone: (202) 462-1211
E-mail: info@secalumni.org

P.O. Box 5767
Washington, DC 20016

E-mail submissions will not be accepted
Competition #9 (Added/Updated: Thursday, 9/22/2016)

American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers Writing Competition
Deadline: Thursday, 12/1/2016
Award: 1st Place $2,500; 2nd Place $2,000; 3rd Place $1,000
Website: http://www.accfsl.org
SPONSER: The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers (ACCFSL) is a nonprofit association of attorneys who have made significant contributions to consumer financial services law over an extended period of time.

TOPIC: Eligible entries will address a topic on consumer financial services, but not securities regulation, insurance, or the safety-and-soundness aspects of banking regulation. Entries must have been written or published between November 15, 2015 and December 1, 2016.
FORMAT FOR PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED ENTRIES: Typed, double-spaced, and in law review format.

Richard Hackett
(207) 541-9556

Richard P. Hackett
ACCFSL Writing Competition Chair
Hudson Cook, LLP
22 Free Street, Suite 205
Portland, ME 04101
Competition #11 (Added/Updated: Thursday, 9/22/2016)

Center for Alcohol Policy National Essay Contest
Deadline: Friday, 12/2/2016
Award: 1st Place: $2,500; 2nd Place: $1,250; 3rd Place: $500
Website: www.CenterforalcoholPolicy.org
SPONSOR: Center for Alcohol Policy.

TOPIC: The 21st Amendment repealed Prohibition and put control over alcohol regulation directly in the hands of the states. Though each states alcohol control policies are unique, they all include distinct regulations for different types of alcohol. Why are various types of alcohol regulated in different ways? Should they be?

FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.CenterforalcoholPolicy.org

QUESTIONS: Contact Michael Lashbrook, Executive Director, at: mikel@centerforalcoholpolicy.org
Competition #10 (Added/Updated: Thursday, 9/22/2016)

Millie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition
Deadline: Monday, 1/2/2017
Award: 1st Place: $250
Website: http://med.fsu.edu/medlaw
SPONSER: The Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law.

CONTEST QUESTION: There is a consensus that the U.S. health care system is frequently characterized by the excessive and unnecessary provision of medical services. One of the impediments to rationalizing medical practice to reduce tests, procedures, and treatments that are not clinically indicated and appropriate for particular patients is the perception by practicing health care professionals that the prevalent and often overused tests, procedures, and treatments are compelled by the current American legal system, and that health care professionals efforts to reduce the current waste and inefficiency will result in their expanded exposure to malpractice litigation and liability. Discuss the ways in which the medical and legal professions may work together collaboratively to address the problem of excessive, unnecessary, wasteful, and inefficient provision of medical services in the U.S.

Florida State University
Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law
1115 W. Call Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4300
Phone: 850-645-9473
Website: http://med.fsu.edu/medlaw
E-Mail: marshall.kapp@med.fsu.edu

SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY TO: marshall.kapp@med.fsu.edu
Competition #12 (Added/Updated: Thursday, 9/22/2016)

The 19th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition
Deadline: Wednesday, 1/4/2017
Award: 1st Place: $5,000; $1,500 for each of the four runners-up (scholarships)
Website: www.entertainmentlawinitiative.com
SPONSORS: The scholarships are a joint effort of the GRAMMY Foundation and the ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries intended to provide law students with opportunities in the field of entertainment law.

ELIGIBILITY: This competition is open to juris doctorate candidates currently enrolled at an ABA accredited law school. LLM candidates are not eligible. Co-authorship of a manuscript is not permitted.

RULES: For competition rules, see website above.

For more Information Contact:
Loren Fishbein
Senior Coordinator, The GRAMMY Foundation
3030 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 392.3777
Competition #14 (Added/Updated: Tuesday, 10/11/2016)

If/When/How 12th Annual Sarah Weddington Writing Prize
Deadline: Monday, 2/27/2017
Award: 1st Place - $750; 2nd Place - $500; 3rd Place - $250
Website: www.ifwhenhow.org/resources/2016-writing-prize-call-for-submissions/
SPONSOR: If When How in collaboration with the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Center for Reproductive Rights and Justice at U.C. Berkeley School of Law.

TOPIC: Invites submissions on all reproductive rights and justice topics. The suggested theme is Balancing Burdens and Benefits after Whole Woman's Health v. Hellertstedt.

SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO: http://www.ifwhenhow.org/resources/2016-writing-prize-call-for-submissions/
Competition #13 (Added/Updated: Thursday, 9/22/2016)

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